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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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Mac OS File Sharing and Windows Client (Robocopy, File Attributes)

I've a MAC mini which I use as file server (shared folder over SMB) and I've a Windows 10 client. From the Windows 10 client I want to use the robocopy command to create a backup of all my files. The ...
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macOS esc key doesn't work on my macOS mojave

Issue: the ESC key doesn't work Given I opened some dialogue, if I hit my ESC key, the dialogue didn't closed. Expected behavior: Before updating the mojave (I used high serria), I can close the ...
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Merge 4 audio input channels into two on macOS

I am trying to merge audio from two input sources (soundflower and a microphone), each with 2 channels, into a single 2 channel input sources for free. I've though of doing this 2 ways: Multi-Input ...
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Android Studio 3.3 Gradle Issue: Invalid LOC Header (bad signature)?

So I have the following error in Android Studio 3.3 on MacOS 10.13.6: Gradle Sync Issues: Cause: invalid LOC header (bad signature). Here's the thing... It's a fresh install... I have no idea what ...
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osx top command - memory usage in bytes

Is there a option in osx to print stats -"MEM" in bytes. I see that it either prints in M or K which is difficult to parse as I need to check for the unit before grabbing the number.
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Trouble with deploy throw pip fabric on macOS

I have some problems with deployment throw pip fabric on my new MacBook. There is some issues in google, but what they recommend doesn't work ... Also same config works on High Sierra on another mac, ...
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Can I create a user with empty/blank password in mac OS?

Is it possible to create a user without any password. Just enter username and login with empty/blank password in macOS any version.
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Healthy APFS volume trapped by broken container

How do I mount a healthy APFS volume belonging to a broken APFS container? The volume has FileVault enabled. All data sits in a external disk.
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VMware Workstation - CPU disabled by guest operating system while installing macOS

I have been trying to install macOS 10.13 on VMware Workstation 15 Pro and first I've started with patching VMware with Unlocker. Second, I made the virtual machine and booted to the VMDK file which I ...
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What is the simplest way to integrate screencasts with trello in the fewest number of steps in OSX?

What is the simplest means for opening a trello card, and creating from within it a screencast which will be attached to it? The goal is seamless attachment of a 5- 10 second screencast which makes ...
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OneNote for Mac: Shortcut to switch between pages in a section not working

According to https://support.office.com/en-us/article/keyboard-shortcuts-in-onenote-for-mac-20fa1619-0f1c-4f83-a3cc-41e12b366f2f (see section "Navigate within a notebook"), it is possible to switch ...
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Why does my macOS always shutdown automatically after I left it?

My mac mini is macOS mojave, and my battery settings is as follows: But every time I left the computer for a while, it shutdowns automatically, what is the problem and how can I prevent it shutdown?
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Redirect GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent Logging

I am debugging an issue on my Mac and I am therefore looking through the system logs. One thing I have noticed is the extreme abundance of multi-line messsages from GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent like the ...
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How to setup Android Studio on Macos

I need help with setup Android Studio on macOS. Android Studio shows me an error - Error initiazing ADB: Android Debug Bridge not found. If I go to the terminal and which adb I see a path, its ok. ...
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Apple ID scam, gave control of my computer for a few minutes

I was called from what appears to be a legitimate apple phone number and i was told there was suspicious activity. Then I said I wanted to speak to someone and I was connected to a someone with an ...
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How to play audio (or speech) to Airplay nodes from command-line?

I'm trying to find a way to send audio to an Airplay node from the command-line from any platform (OSX, Linux, or Windows). One thread here suggests that say -a ? from OSX should include AirPlay ...
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OS X file system anomaly: "ghost '?' in file names and unexpected symlinks

I've never seen this before - only found it because Time Machine kept failing (on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6). A similar question was asked here ~7 years go but it was not solved (and he did not ...
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make iTerm2 proprietary escape codes work from attached screen or tmux [on hold]

Is there a way to make iterm2 custom escape codes work from an attached screen or tmux? Iterm2 documentation says "These may not work properly in tmux or screen", which implies they might? It ...
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UDP with netcat on Mac OS

I try to connect to a Tello drone from my Mac by opening an UDP connection to 192.168.10.1 via port 8889 to send commands and receive ack's from the device. When using "Packet Sender" it works, but ...
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How to access or mount .vdi in Mac OS Mojave

Is there a working way to mount or access with read and write permissions VDI disk on Mojave? I've tried to use Paragon VDMK Mounter (no longer supported), no luck with it. Just says that mounted disk ...
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Synchronize color scheme between Mac and Linux

I use iTerm2 in Mac, and frequently access Linux machines through ssh. I find that the color schemes (e.g. the colors in the output of ls, grep, emacs, vim) are always slightly different between Mac ...
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MacOs vs Ubuntu local web server (php/apache) performance

I worry about speed on my MacBook Pro laptop. I have tested page speed load for the same website on several setups: Tested on one page: MacBook Pro (i5/8gb) Native : php7/apache/mysql/xDebug : ~1....
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Getting warning when running AppiumDoctor in MAC OS X, node v11.6.0 is installed

It is a new install. After installing node.js, Java, I run appium-doctor and got these warnings. WARN AppiumDoctor ✖ opencv4nodejs cannot be found. WARN AppiumDoctor ✖ fbsimctl cannot be found WARN ...
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Mounting sparsebundle file yields blank ContainerToInvert file

I have a system backup locked away in a .sparsebundle file on my desktop (it was extracted from my broken laptop's SSD). When I try to mount the .sparsebundle file, it mounts as a disk image ...
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How do I change the root file in Texpad without creating a new project?

After opening a LaTeX project with the root file A.tex in Texpad, how can I change the root file to B.tex (switch back and forth) without creating a new Texpad project?
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NativeScript does not support macOS 10.10 and some functionality may not work. Please, upgrade to the latest macOS version

when I am installing native-script on Mac OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5 then I am getting an error like below "NativeScript does not support macOS 10.10 and some functionality may not work. Please, ...
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xcode 9.4.1 does not show Connect via network checkbox

I have xcode version 9.4.1 and trying to run my react-native project on iPad over wifi. It is working fine when connected via cable but for wirelessly xcode does not show connect via network checkbox ...
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How to reinstall Python 2.7 on macOS Mojave?

I wanted to install Python 3.7.2 on my MacBook Pro (2015) running Mojave and it would not install correctly and in attempt to trash the incorrect install I trashed the installed Python 2.7 version. ...
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Unable to debug on Netbeans Mac

I tried installing gdb using homebrew on macos for netbeans several times and end up with this error:" Unable to find Mach task port for process-id 2459: (os/kern) failure (0x5).\n (please check gdb ...
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MacOS - any software that provides hourly / daily snapshots of chosen directory? [closed]

I googled and find Time Machine. But it's at disk level. I want sth to work on just one directory. Ideally, snapshots on chosen directory are automatically taken and configurable. Thanks!
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Screenshotting Linux VM in Mac

I am running VMware fusion on my Macbook Pro to run a Kali Linux VM. The OS for my Macbook is Mojave. Whenever I am in my VM and try to take a screenshot of a window , usually being my terminal (...
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Error installing appium

Following is my log: yaoweiqideMBP:lib yaoweiqi$ npm -g install appium npm WARN deprecated fsevents@2.0.1: Not Ready For Production npm WARN deprecated cross-spawn-async@2.2.5: cross-spawn no longer ...
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Impossible? Restoring/fixing a corrupted partition after updating Mojave?

it seems that my main partition got corrupted and now I can't access it after updating to Mojave. I ended up re-installing Sierra on my bootcamp partition (which is still accessible), but my main ...
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Bluetooth Connection inside VirtualBox (Host: Mac OS X, Guest: Android 7.1)

I need help establishing access to my internal Bluetooth module of a MacBook Air inside an Android 7.1 32bit guest system from VirtualBox. I have no problems connecting my bluetooth inside an Ubuntu ...
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Show homebrew upgrade information again

When upgrading a package with homebrew, there are several information shown e.g. breaking changes or things to do after installation. Is it possible to show this information after the upgrade again? ...
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Facing issues with compiling storyboards and installing, updating and de integrating pods [migrated]

I am facing issues with compiling storyboards and installing, updating and de integrating pods. I am getting following issues regarding pods and storyboards pod related issue, open URL storyboard ...
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How to disable Aero in Windows 8.1

My friend has a macOS computer and he wanted me to fix it. As soon as I used it for the first time, I really got hooked to the theme. So, I downloaded a Yosemite transformation pack and there is this ...
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How to toggle caps lock on Mac OS when it is remapped?

I remapped Caps Lock to Escape in system preferences. My macbook has a touch bar and it doesn't allow editing the "esc" button to caps lock. Is there a way to toggle caps lock? Either through touch ...
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Is there a way to increase the size of letters count on Gmail favicon?

I am looking for a way to increase the font size for letters counter on gmail favicon - For Chrome on MacOs plz Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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iTerm2 dynamic tab color for specific processes

I'm looking for a way to have tab color change based on the process running in the tab. For instance, when I run a Rails server, iTerm recognizes that there's an instance of ruby running. Could I ...
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Drag & drop list of files to automator app spawns one app per file

I have created simple Automator app and want to process files that are drag&dropped on it (merge subtitles into mkv files). The problem is, when I d&d eg 8 files on this app, the app is ...
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Webstorm 2018.3 lagging on mac

after update from webstorm 2018.1 to 2018.3 the huge lags appeared. The processor loaded only 10-25%, 2-3gb ram also not used. Why webstorm don't use more resources if it necessary? My custom VM ...
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Mac OS File Sharing and Windows Client (Permission)

I've a Mac Mini which I want to use as file server. I've the following directory structure that I want to share: Public <-- shared (UserA and UserB readonly; Admin is owner) |- FolderA <-- (...
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How do I install a deprecated SDK so xcode can use it as a build target?

My development machine is hardware limited to El Capitan. 10.11.6 is plisted as my minimum target however it is not available in the build settings panel. I downloaded the macOSX10.11SDK to my Library>...
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Mac OS X - exFAT file modification time issue

I've encountered a weird issue with rsync (without -c, therefore involving rsync's "quick check" algorithm) copying already synchronized files over and over again to an exFAT formatted drive. The ...
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Macos Automator action on button press [closed]

I want to create the following script using automator: in 'application-name' on shift button pressed 2 times within 'time-interval' press shift buttons 2 times Could you please give me some advice ...
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Possible solutions for “-bash: ./bolt: cannot execute binary file”?

users, I hope some of you have an idea on how I can fix the following issue. What I am trying to do: I am trying to install/use a software called BOLT-LMM from a *.tar.gz file downloaded here as ...
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Extend Window Beyond Bottom of Screen on MacOS

I would like to extend one of my application windows below the bottom of the screen. I can easily extend it beyond the left/right sides (simply drag it to one side, then resize, and repeat), however I ...
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MacBook Pro can't connect to Bluetooth speaker after upgrade to latest macOS

After I upgraded to the latest version of macOS, my MacBook Pro can't connect to a Bluetooth speaker. I have tried removing the device in System Preferences and re-pairing and reconnecting, but that ...
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How to configure MacOS Network settings per user

I want to have different network settings for separate users in MacOS Mojave. The setting I'm changing is in Settings -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies When I make a change, it is applied to all ...