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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How to disable Spell Check in standalone Google Chrome App

Based on a website, I have created a Google Chrome App (in Chrome: click the ⋮ button > More Tools > Create Shortcut > Open as Window). Inside of the Google Chrome app, I want to disable ...
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Can sips -g capture image data on Photoshop .psb files over 4.5 GB?

When using the command sips -g profile on a .psb over 4.5GB, it returns nil. The same is true for -g bitsPerSample and -g space, though -g dpiWidth is able to capture data. All these commands work as ...
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tmux 2.6: why does copying mouse-selected text to macOS clipboard work in iTerm but not in Warp and VS Code?

Server I have tmux running on a remote server with the following environment: DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS" tmux 2.6 This is my .tmux.conf file: # Some tweaks to the status line ...
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Recent favorites folders in Firefox shows only the last one in dropdown menu

The Favorites dropdown menu in Firefox only shows the last Folder/Location I used. This is going on since Firefox crashed and I replaced the 'Profile' folder in the Firefox directory with an older ...
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Does Smart Folio Case for IPad Pro work in Mac using Universal Control?

I connected Smart Folio Keyboard to iPad, and turned on universal control in both Mac and IPad. But the Smart Folio Keyboard is not working in Mac. For my trackpad, it works across both devices. The ...
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How to recover files from macOS after accidentally overwriting it with Linux>

I'm not a kid (this is an alt account with a different email. I forgot the other password of @adamgewely) But I accidentally replaced macOS with Linux! I had important files there. Thinking it was on ...
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MacBook Pro with external monitor

I've just tried connecting to my 2011 MacBookPro two different external displays (hp zr2440w and Dell U2414H UltraSharp 24 Full HD monitors, just one at the same time) with the connection of this ...
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How does the application permission system work on macOS?

How does the permission system work? Usually, when an app tries to do something, e.g access the camera or the microphone, it has to ask the OS, which then asks the user. And also, if an app tries to ...
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Why is netcat not running like it should on my macOS?

I tried running nc -lnvp 1234 > filename.log on my macOS today and it returned this error saying I need to specify a port number, while I specified the port number on my command. This command ...
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How to toggle between Fn and function F-keys on Mac?

I've found this annoying problem where if I press function keys they don't perform as expected. F12 opens up Chrome's inspector while F11 just hides windows to show desktop. The only way I can click ...
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Calendar on MacOS Ventura

i have Problems with Calendar App and command doesn't work anymore in Ventura? „launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist"
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Retroactively changing name for track changes?

It looks like this might not be possible but want to confirm. I've managed to change my name that shows up when tracking changes in a Word document. However, it took me a while to get around to it ...
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KeyNote Live option grayed out and Keynote not showing up in iCloud settings

In Keynote 12.2.1, File → Use Keynote live is grayed out. Also when I go to System Settings → iCloud, Keynote does not appear as an option (see attached screenshot). Any advice? Thanks! I'm running ...
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Is there a way to rebind copy and paste keyboard shortcuts on a PC so that it matches the mac shortcut? Or vice versa?

For my job I use both a Mac and a PC and am frequently switching between them. So it's probably understandable that sometimes my fingers forget which machine they're typing on and try to use the wrong ...
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File auditing in macOS - check which process deleted a folder/file

After macOS minor upgrade of Monterey I've noticed that a directory of mine has been deleted. is there a way to check in retrospect which process deleted my directory ? I know of fs_usage, but it's ...
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OSX 12.6+ (Monterey), Quick Look not clickable anymore

Since Monterey (probably even Big Sur) Quick Look is not clickable anymore (double-click), meaning the file can't be opened that way (with the associated app). Of course the file can be opened just by ...
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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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