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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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How can I set a unix binary as a default application in Mac OS High Sierra?

I want to configure mupdf to be my default PDF viewer in Mac OS, but it's a unix console executable located in /usr/local. The traditional "Open with" method does not work, as Finder will not allow ...
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Accidentally added a character outside of a comment in sudo file on Mac, sudo not working any more

I made a mistake in terminal, and now every time I use sudo, I get the error message: sudo: unable to initialize PAM: Invalid argument I know what I messed up, which is adding a character outside of ...
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Set window title in iTerm with zsh

I am using iTerm2 in my mac with zsh. I have set DISABLE_AUTO_TITLE="true" within .zshrc. Now I can use title to set window and tab titles. But it the title which appears in the title has the running ...
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On Linux Samba share accessed from macOS, macOS has weird file permissions

The things I changed in my smb.conf on my linux machine are: unix extensions = no map archive = no map system = no map hidden = no [myshare] path = /home/bob/myshare browseable = yes read only = no ...
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How to display colour text in terminal?

I want to display colour text in terminal(bash shell). Tried with this approach: echo -e "\e[1;31m This is red text \e[0m" But it doesn't change the text colour to red.
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Delete identical files from file trees with diff

I'm updating my Drupal environment by comparing the currently live file structure with the latest patch level of Drupal core (official tarball). On Windows I used to use WinMerge for the job, but ...
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Excel: Conditional formatting if cell is not equal to one of multiple values

Using Excel, I would like to conditionally highlight a cell, if the value of the cell itself is not one of several values. The cell should be contain of the following percentages – 0%, 6%, 12% - or ...
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Audio and video files changed, Unknown user

All started December 2015. Currently running 10.13.6 on iMac, iPhone & iPadPro all running current software. How could a video stop playing, another one pop up and then the screen split to show ...
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Cannot drag full desktop and app windows lose position when being the desktop is dragged to another monitor in macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1)

I have several application windows open in one of the desktops on my MacBook Pro (late 2016) running macOS Mojave Beta (10.14.1), and have a Dell monitor connected. Whenever I want to move a ...
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Chrome “Jump to Tab” shortcut broken with French Keyboard (OSX)

I've updated my OSX to Mojave yesterday, and Chrome's jump to tab function stopped working. As I have a french keyboard, my default numbers are & é " ' ( § è ! ç à, and when hitting shift, ...
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How to prevent command-arrow keys from navigating macOS Chrome forward/backward?

On macOS, I commonly use the commandleft arrow or commandright arrow shortcuts to move the cursor to the start or end of text. Unfortunately, if I do this in Chrome desktop web browser app, and the ...
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Unable to input UTF-16 characters in firefox

I want to insert greek characters, via a keyboard mapping I've made, when working in firefox (and Jupyter Notebook). I am able to use ctrl+cmd+space to add characters like 𝝭 𝝭 MATHEMATICAL SANS-...
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Remount USB disk to read-only at MacOS. Flapping many disk

Script works perfectly if external device have one or two partitions, but if more all partitions many times remount. How to fix it? #!/bin/bash diskutil activity|while read line do if [[ "${line}" ==...
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Use iterm2 or terminal app which can filter results, not just highlight results

Right now I am on MacOS, and I am using iterm2 as my terminal app. It's got some great features but one limitation is that when I use ctrl-f to search for something, it will highlight the results in ...
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MacOS wrong permissions after copying files from Windows 10

I'm uploading files over network (SMB) from my Windows 10 PC to my external HDD (MacOS Extended) connected to my Mac Mini (model late 2012 - OSX 10.14). After the upload I don't have read & write ...
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Replacement for Ninite [on hold]

I am the owner of a consulting business in the Netherlands, a lot of our clients have asked if we can set up their computers at home, so they need default virus protection and malware protection. What ...
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Shared VPN on home server

I am looking into getting a VPN service, something like NORDvpn or similar but I want to run the app on my Mac server and route all my internet traffic from my MacBookPro's, Sky Q box, iPhone's etc ...
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RAM usage on Mac

I have a Mac Pro tower, 12 cores, 64 GB memory, 1 TB, of which 750 GB free. I'm currently using a Mojave OS, 10.14. A soon as the system is running, it uses 10 GB of memory. Is this normal? I had the ...
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow behavior similar to vscode and other editors

Followed this answer Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow and its functional, I would prefer it to behave like vscode, atom, and sublime if possible. Desired Behavior: Actual ...
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Remove right click menu fade (macOS)

I have an incurable issue with animations on OSX so I was wondering how one could turn this one off. The right click menu has a fade animation. In particular this means a new right click menu won't ...
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Dark mode in Mac Os Mojave : turn it to black mode

I love the dark mode of the new MacOS Mojave. It's really an eye-saver for who work in the computer all day long. But i'm wondering if is there a tweak where i can change that dark gray background ...
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Why does iTunes autostart when Bluetooth headphones are connected?

When I connect the Bluetooth headphones to the MacBook Pro iTunes starts automatically. I wish to stop that. How do I do that? The second best solution is that Spotify autostarts instead.But I really ...
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Set character encoding in MAC OS and Microsoft Excel [duplicate]

I have a csv with words in Hebrew. (It was generated with Python using df.to_csv(encoding='utf-8')) But the words are not presented good: When open it in TextEdit, I see the Hebrew properly. I am ...
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Can I disable Apples ssh server entirely, and install openssh-server?

After recent changes in high sierra to the way /etc/ssh/sshd_config I'd like to investigate ditching the macOS Sharing ssh, and put my own one in. Similar to doing apt-get install openssh-server on ...
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Kill command on outlook invokes Microsoft error reporting Mac

I am actually trying to close some processes using kill command. All the processes are getting killed graciously but when I invoke kill command on Microsoft Outlook like kill PID it's getting ...
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dtruss not working on my machine?

I am fairly new to Mac OSX. I need to examine some system calls, and apparently dtruss is a good tool for doing that. However, I think dtruss is not really working. When I execute sudo dtruss -a -f ...
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Enroll MacOS 10.13 in FreeIPA domain?

I tried following this guide to enroll a mac on OS X 10.13.6 in my FreeIPA domain that all the linux machines on my home network are. All the steps worked, but I can't log in with any freeipa users ...
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Windows Desktop alternative to iMac 4K [Read Details] [closed]

I desperately want to buy iMac 4K but thoughts about apple's costly repair services scaring me out. My only purpose of purchase is to use it in Hardcore Graphic Design & occasional Video Editing. ...
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How to create custom language for OSX

I am searching for a tool, app or steps to take to create a custom language pack for OSX. I am, for example, trying to replace all system dialog "Yes" to "Yup".
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OSX Command line Find Duplicate Filenames with different extensions

I've gone through all the similar questions + installed few command line utilities like duff but with no sucess. In my Images directory, I have images with same name but with different extensions (...
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Do I need the cache directories from old versions of IntelliJ IDEA?

These folders are taking up a fair amount of disk space so I'd like to get rid of them if possible. I'm using version 2018.2 at the moment so I'll keep hold of that one. These folders shouldn't have ...
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Setting up pyenv virtualenv in Mojave

I'm trying to setup a clean python environment in Mojave 10.14 following this guideline. It most closely matches what I would like to have: both python 2.7.15 and 3.7.0 usable, and a single jupyter ...
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Can't Switch from Windows 7 to MacOs by holding option key when restarting

i cant switch to OsX from windows 7 by pressing the option key when restarting. It worked earlier but then it suddenly stopped working. Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks.
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How to view a PDF with more than 2 pages side by side?

I have a wide screen that has enough space to show more than 2 pages side by side. In MS Word, zooming out seems to achieve this, but I couldn't find a way of doing the same with PDFs. This is on Mac ...
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Excel 2011 & 365 – 2nd user cannot open password protected file which is already opened by 1st user

Infos: Mac environment, AFP Share on Synology, Sierra 10.12.6 With Office 2011, when a password protected file is opened and another user tries to open it, it asks whether you want to open the file ...
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Consistent plain text file printing between Mac and Windows

I have various plain text files that I'd like to print in a fixed width font. I want them to print in whatever the default is for Mac OS X / MacOS, I believe it's Monaco.ttf or some derivative at ...
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How can I keep crontab automation work on macOS 10.14 after an user locked screen?

In macOS 10.13 I can just using crontab with AppleScript to turn my mac to an alarm with iTunes playlist. But it seems not working on 10.14, first there were new setting about automation in System ...
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How to install matplot?

I'm new to coding. I'm trying to install matplot for Mac but am quite confused by the directions provided on the matplot website:The build situation on macOS is complicated by the various places one ...
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Paste content without markup in Gmail on Chrome

When I paste content in Gmail (on Chrome on the Mac) it copies markup. Using Shift-CMD-V doesn't do anything. Right-clicking doesn't work either. For short texts I can paste it in the subject line, ...
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LaTeX syntax no longer works in PowerPoint equation editor—how to fix it?

I am using PowerPoint for Mac 16.13.1 to type some equations on slides using the Insert -> Equation feature. It used to be possible to use some limited LaTeX syntax when typing equation, e.g. \int, \...
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macOS Mojave: Mail accounts not appearing after clean install

I've just finished a clean install of macOS Mojave on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro, which is on the list of supported devices. I tried recovering Mail by copying the following folders/files from my ...
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cannot access my local network address

Recently i moved to the new apartment where i already found working and running router with internet access. Lets say i have node.js app running from my own Mac PC on port 3000. previously i could ...
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how to check if a keybinding is os level keybinding or application keybinding?

eg: In macOS, Command + shift + 5, screenshot utility is system level keybinding so it takes precedence over any application keybinding which conflicts with this In macOS, Control + Shift + f, ...
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Mac OS Mojave disable login animation

I've been trying to disable this annoying login animation in Mac OS Mojave. Is there a way to complete disable this function? I've recorded this problem: link to screen-record. I'm searching for a ...
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Moving a range of numbered files to specific folders

I'm on a Mac under OS X 10.11 and I have some file named "00000123.jpg" "00001234.jpg" "00002048.jpg" "00006543.jpg" etc. There is also a CSV file formated with "FolderName;StartFileNumber;...
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Can rEFInd use High Sierra's apfs.efi driver?

I recently was helping another user install rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 2018. See the question: Bless error when installing rEFInd. While the other user now reports successfully using rEFInd to boot High ...
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What is using my Mac's disk space? [on hold]

df reckons that 627Gi of my hard drive is in use. Time Machine wants to back up in excess of 700GB just from this drive. $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree ...
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Virtualization without a OS? [closed]

What is a program like VirtualBox, that can be installed Directly on Hardware, without using any OS?
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How to make mplayer use subtitles?

I am trying to use subtitles with a mkv file in the following way: mplayer video.mkv mplayer -sub video.srt video.mkv mplayer video.mkv -sub video.srt but only the video did play, but without any ...
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Is there an open source operating system I can run on an old Power Macintosh 9600? [closed]

I'd like to get some use out of an old Power Macintosh 9600 with a 350mhz PowerPC 604e and tinker with it. Is there any open source OS I can install on it?