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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ADB debugging stopped working, Samsung S21, Macos, Catalina

My primary testing device has stopped working over adb on macos catalina. I have done a lot of troubleshooting that will be detailed out below. TLDR; The device works fine on another desktop, and on ...
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macOS Monterey failing to start vagrant box?

I have a vagrant box with virtualbox setup. In newly updated macOS Monterey I am getting following error when I try to vagrant up my box. There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by ...
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locate.updatedb not indexing ~/Library

I know there's a file deep in ~/Library called index.js. I can find it with the find command find ~/Library -name "index*"(it actually finds a lot of similarly named files). However when I ...
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Vagrant/Virtualbox not working after upgrading to Monterey

I upgraded my Mac to Monterey today, and now I get the following error when I run vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider... ==> default: Checking if box 'tynesolutions/...
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Unable to get rid of the header and footer in Microsoft Word Mac

I am trying to remove the footer and header from Microsoft Word for Mac Version 16.53. When I click remove footer, nothing happens as in the images I have attached below. When I make the margin 0cm, ...
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How can I share my MacOS proxy server to Ethernet port?

I want to use an old MacBook between my internet cable and my router. Internet comes in LAN1 and shares through LAN2. Currently this is working with MacOS internet sharing and everything's fine. Now, ...
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Big Sur Ethernet Issue

I am looking for ethernet driver for macOS big sur (VendorId:0x0fe6). But the adapters I tried so far didn't work. One of them is: https://plugable.com/blogs/news/new-asix-driver-fixes-macos-11-big-...
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Can I control how many colors are used to cycle through the series in macOS Numbers?

I have a spreadsheet in Numbers that has a column of data for each day of a month. If I plot the data with a line chart, I get a series of lines that cycles through six different colors (see an ...
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Disk writes in Mac OS Mojave (10.14.6)

Good day everyone! I am trying to dissect MacOS to remove functions I do not need such as Siri, Spotlight, Sidecar stuff, etc. Mainly, I follow https://gist.github.com/pwnsdx and similar resources all ...
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Updating Disk Free Space

The Cmd-I info pane showed my internal disk at 21 Gig free. It wasn't enough to allow me to install the Xcode update. I moved an 18 Gig directory to my external disk. I still couldn't install the ...
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Apple Mail shares smart mailboxes among computer users

I have a macOS laptop with two users: one for work (administrator), and another one for personal activities (standard). In both accounts I use Apple Mail, but in each user I have different email ...
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Got daemonp error while installing doom

I am on Macos 10.14 and am trying to install Doom with Emacs. I've downloaded emacs with brew install --cask emacs, and it is at version GNU Emacs 27.2. I run the installation lines per doom's ...
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How to set sourcetree's default terminal to iTerm?

When use SourceTree to start the Terminal on the right top side, the system will launch a default terminal. How to set it start iTerm app on macOS?
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scp from linux to an external drive on mac

I have been using the following command to copy between a linux machine and a mac and it works fine: scp -r /home/ubuntu/Desktop/somefolder username@ipaddress:/Users/username/Documents/somefolder But ...
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Questions re: non-Microsoft management systems for a mixed Windows/Mac environment

I work for a company with about 700-800 devices to manage. As a result of COVID, we are now a fully remote enterprise, with users spread all over the globe on several continents. Right now we have a ...
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Do I need more RAM?

I have an iMac 2020 with 32GB RAM. My question is if i need more memory, because I'm confused about the indicators of activity monitor, as shown below. If there is 'Swap used', does it mean the ...
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On mac can I have more than one key for copy/paste commands

I transition between Mac for development and Windows/Linux daily and I use settings->keyboard->"app shortcuts" to map my paste command to control-v instead of command-v, which works in ...
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Presenter view in window mode while slideshow is in fullscreen?

Is there any way to use the presenter view in a window mode while the slideshow is on a second monitor in fullscreen? I tried all the slideshow options. Either both can be in fullscreen or only the ...
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Incorrect Folder icon applied by Finder - BBEdit document icon used for /Users/user/.config

I have installed BBEdit from the app store and now my .config folder has a BBEdit document icon. I have contacted the developer of BBEdit and he feels it's a Finder bug. I reported to Apple but ...
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Chrome browser using allot of resources, Is there a "system monitor" feature for Chrome browser OSX?

Im using Chrome browser on a Mac computer running Big Sur OS. In Big Sur OS, in the activity monitor chrome is taking most of the system resources even when ive only got a few browser tabs open. Is ...
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Is there a network container archetypes snapshot on macos? [closed]

I get the network container archetypes snapshot on Linux. and this is not fit to macos, because such as the host type network do not apply to macos/windows/windows server.
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Created a "Standard Account" yet able to access all admin files [MACOS]

Using Macbook Pro M1. I had just one account on my mac. Admin. Created a new account of type "Standard" in the "User and Groups" settings from my admin account. Switched to the new ...
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How do I resize an APFS Volume to reclaim all space inside its container?

I'm running a MacPro 5,1 on MacOS 10.14.6 with a 500gb Samsung SSD as my boot/host drive. I recently ran out of space on my 500gb ssd so I speced an identical 1tb ssd. A clean reinstall is not an ...
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Is having a slide show screen saver on 24/7 bad?

I had to RMA my monitor because the color went bad on the right side of the screen. Like red became pink on the right side of the monitor. I bought it 8 months ago. Was having a slide show playing 24/...
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Sandboxie or an alternative to macOS [closed]

I use Sandboxie on Windows, is there such a program for Macbook Pro M1? I can't find anything. I want the program for safe internet browsing. Thank you.
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Spotify or MacOS leaking information between users?

I have a Macbook M1 running MacOS 11.6. I'm logged in to MacOS with an Admin account. I have Spotify open. I'm logged in to Spotify. Another MacOS user with a Standard account logs in to MacOS. (The ...
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How to change a read-only file system to a writable file system on Mac Monterey?

I'm trying to manage system files in MacOS Monterey, I'm getting an error message saying the destination folder is a Read-only file system. Is there an easy way to manage system files in MacOS ...
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Cannot open URL from terminal in macOS Big Sur

The command open https://google.com does not seem to work from the terminal (zsh). Terminal becomes out of focus and WindowServer process seems to think, but no browser window is opened. I tried open -...
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How to add a window to a tab set on Mac?

When I open multiples projects in PHPStrom sometimes they are opened as tabs and sometimes in separate windows. I do not know why it seems to be random. How can I merge all open PHPStorm's windows ...
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Fixed invalid SSL certificate manually in my 2006 computer

My machine is a black 2006 MacBook running MacOS 10.6.8. According to this post on Apple user discussion board, as of 2021-09-30, the SSL certificate expired on my local machine. I downloaded the ...
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MacOS randomly turns on display and I don't know why (what do the logs mean?)

My M1 iMac display keeps turning on randomly at night. Every other day, the display will turn on randomly after some time period, then, after staying on for a few seconds or minutes, it will tun off ...
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My modifier keys on my MacBook Pro have stopped working as expected, how can I fix them?

First I'll highlight I've been using this MacBook for about 3 months, it's my first Mac in 7 years, in between I've been using Thinkpads. This sounds really odd, but the other day I powered up my ...
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MacOS Ethernet en0 not working - Mysterious error

I have older Mac Mini, suddenly the Ethernet connection stops working. When I connect to same network by Wi-Fi it gets correct IP address from DHCP and everything works. When I try to connect with &...
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What is this odd message I am seeing in the macOS Terminal?

I am currently running macOS BigSur 11.6, and suddenly when I open Terminal there's a line that I've never seen before, it says: Users/[my username]/.zshrc:2: no such user or named directory: Desktop ...
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Clear zsh history

I have deleted the ~/.zsh_history file. However, history still returns the most recent files run, as does ctrl+r. A suggestion for bad said to run history -c, however, this only prints history: bad ...
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Why does my mac have 800 gigs of other users storage

So i have a mid 2012 macbook pro faithfully serving surprisingly well! It is currently running Mac OS Catalina My Mac overview It has 1 Terabyte max space on it and after adding up every bit of ...
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XAMPP on Mac vs Windows

I’ve seen some videos on XAMPP and it seems Windows install has more functionality. e.g. the control panel on Windows seems to have a lot more functions. Can someone please explain if there is any ...
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MacOS: copied folder "on disk" size is 3x what it should be

On my Macbook pro internal SSD, I have a lightroom folder which info reports is "20.41 GB: with 20.6 GB "on disk". Sounds fine. Maybe due to half used blocks. The folder has 6 large ...
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macos terminal with sudo cannot find hidden file

Im executing the command in mac terminal sudo /Users/username/someFolder/programForMacOs programForMacOs runs and looks for a file in the same directory its running from (/Users/username/someFolder/) ...
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Java Website not allowing me to download the installer

I recently have been attempting to install java from the oracle website and though I have refreshed, reopened, restarted my computer as well as the browser, I have found no success in installing java ...
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What does this mean, the archive "pictures.zip" is empty?

I selected all my photos from Onedrive and downloaded them to my Mac. After they got downloaded, I went to downloads tried to open them and got this message. The downloaded pictures size is 5gb I don'...
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QEMU Docker process stuck 100%, while `docker top` shows the running processes using 0%

I am running the Symfony PHP server inside of a Docker image on my M1 Macbook. This setup is dog slow. I decided to try and find out why, so I ran htop on my own machine, showing the QEMU process ...
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Clion vs Visual Studio Community 2019 for c++ dev work

So Iam having a hard time choosing between visual studio 2019 community and clion, mainly because Iam debating if I should get m1mac mini or a windows machine. Can someone explain the main difference ...
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MacOS - tab completion to be case insensetive - terminal zsh

I'm a MacOS newbie, so please try to help me with idiot-proof answers. I got a macbook pro from work. On the terminal, I want tab completions to ignore case-sensitive files / directories. i.e both cd ...
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Prevent/Block slacks default redirect to native app

Whenever I open slack links in my browser, by default, slack redirects the link to open in the native app. I DO NOT WANT THIS. My use case is: Slack link shared in a thread, or manually copied by ...
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How do delete highlighted text in a command line

So I was trying to delete a portion of a command line command, but when I type backspace(delete option), it merely deselect the portion rather than delete the selected text as I expected. Is there a ...
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Operation not permitted even though full disk access is granted

So I want to move a few files from one folder to another through terminal, here is my code: sudo mv "Meaning and the English Verb by Geoffrey N. Leech (z-lib.org).epub" apple@apples-MacBook-...
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ssh to fqdn with private aaaa record returns "Undefined error: 0" on ipv4 only internet

I've set up an yggdrasil network (which is ipv6 only) and things work as expected, i.e. I can ping6 200::1:2:3:4 and ssh 200::1:2:3:4 from any network. I then added a few subdomains with aaaa records ...
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Outlook for Mac: Account username not the same as email address after primary domain change

we have recently changed our primary domain in M365 from a .no domain to a .com domain. This went mostly as planned, but we have encountered a few strange issues. One of these issues targets Outlook ...
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Issue using Goku + Karabiner elements configuration for caps_lock

I am having an issue with Goku + Karabiner configuration. Have a setup with the following lines in the karabiner.edn { :des "caps_lock to esc when pressed alone, to ctrl as modifier"...

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