Questions tagged [macos-catalina]

Use for questions referring specifically to macOS 10.15, Catalina. Non-version-specific questions related to macOS should be tagged with [macos]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running macOS on non-Apple hardware ("hackintoshing") are generally considered off-topic.

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Mac home network shows slow file transfer speeds

I'm trying to setup a small home network for private use, but file transfer speeds are painfully slow. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. The setup: A.) Late 2013 Macbook Pro (...
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Where is TextEdit located in Catalina, on OSX?

I thought I'd find it in /Applications but ls /Applications doesn't show it. Are there other locations where apps are stored?
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How to remove Bradford Persistent Agent in Catalina

How do you you remove the Bradford Persistent Agent from a Mac running macOS Catalina? The main issue is that the given /Library/Application Support/Bradford Networks/Persistent Agent/Uninstall.app ...
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Getting a “not currently available” error when attempting to install Windows 10 on BootCamp on a MacBook Air 2020 running macOS Catalina

I tried to install a Windows 10 via bootcamp, but I got stuck with this error: “Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update Server.” Been searching all ...
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lost my user profile in my macos 10.15 system

My Macbook Pro with Os 10.15 restart no advise and when system mac 10.25 was started, my user profile was blank, all my archives, folder and photos been disappearing, configuration mail, etc. is there ...
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Cannot execute downloaded file from script

I downloaded a jdk7 tarball to test parity with some old software during an upgrade. When I unpacked it I of course got a bunch of quarantined files. After not finding a way to remove the quarantine ...
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Continuous Google Chrome crashing on macOS Catalina

Starting shortly after an OS update about 2 months ago, Google Chrome (my default browser) began crashing on my MacBook Air (2017) about once every 15-45 minutes during regular use. Aside from being ...
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mac-OS want to make changes, enter Administrator ID and Password and not able to switch user account

seeking for help My MacMini asking for this kind of pop-up every time I start the system and it is asking for administrator ID and password, tried but every time happens this, even I can not see my or ...
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Customize Alternate Control Methods(Face recognition) to control mouseclick in macOS?

In macOS Accessibility , there is a section called Pointer Control, and in 'Alternate Control Methods', I can use Raise Eyebrows to perform a left click, So I wanna ask, Is there any way to customize ...
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change icon for document when setting new application on Mac

When I change the default application to open a document, the icon on the file is still associated with the previous application, not the new default app. The only solutions I have seen for this is to ...
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Is there any way to get iphone app notification to mac? [migrated]

when an iPhone app get a notification, I don't want to heads down and check the phone, is there any way to get that notification on mac?
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“Could not resolve host: github.com” error when trying to run “git pull” in iTerm2

I ran into this error when trying to pull the latest contents of a repository in iTerm2. Removing the origin and re-adding it did not resolve the issue. However, restarting iTerm2 completely resolved ...
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Can I run an instance of macOS Catalina in my Windows 10 Docker Desktop

I'm a developer I'm trying to validate my MS Office VBA applications across multiple environments. I was told that some users have macOS Catalina installed. My current plan prior to this information ...
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AppleScript Quick Action Services Shortcut issue - MacOS Catalina

Running on: MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 I made a Quick Action in Automator and it works just fine. In fact, I've been using it for a few years. The code in the action itself is not the problem, nor is it ...
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Why do some web video players zoom beyond the screen's bounds in full screen mode on ultrawide monitors?

I have a 2560x1080 monitor and some web video players, e.g. https://www.channel4.com/now/C4 zoom the video in fullscreen mode so that not all of the video is viewable. This happens on channel4.com but ...
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CLI command `lp` ignores page list/range on MacOS (Catalina)

I can not for the life of me get lp to print only a list/range of pages. Every time I use a list/range it just prints all the pages. I'm using MacOS Catalina. Example CLI commands $ lp -o page-ranges=...
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How to map a new key binding to forward delete on macos?

I would like to map the right option key and the backspace key to forward delete, mostly so that I can forward delete whilst holding a cup of coffee without doing hand acrobatics. Could somebody ...
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OpenSSL installed with Homebrew on macOS 10.15.6 appears to be stuck at version @1.1, getting the latest instead?

I'm using macOS 10.15.6 Catalina and Homebrew (latest version, 2.5.1). When I do brew list I notice there is openssl@1.1 in my list of installed formulae. I can't recall if I ever installed openssl ...
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Updated OS to Mac OS Catalina and now I am unable to view flashdrive and external HHD on the machine

I updated OS to Mac OS Catalina and now I am unable to view flashdrive and external HHD. I am going to take a guess that this was due to the OS upgrade? Is there a way to resolve this or should I just ...
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CPU spikes up to more than 1000% of java when building in android studio. Mac shuts down while this happens

It's been 2 weeks now and I have been trying to find the root cause of this. Configuration: 16GB - 256GB - 15 inch Macbook Pro 2019, 2.4 GHz with 8-Core Intel Core i9 - macOS Catalina - Android Studio ...
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SSH Catalina Hanging Fix?

SSH has completely stopped working on my MacBook (Early 2015) running Catalina. It's giving me the well-documented error of hanging when I try to connect to the client. No fixes I've tried so far have ...
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MacOS 10.15 and Cisco Anyconnect private key permissions

In 10.13 in order to connect to our VPN, the private key attached to the machine certificate required the alteration of the key to allow the application to access it. In 10.15 this looks to be the ...
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icloud service (bird) keeps getting errors

I did a fresh install of macOS catalina 10.15.6 after that, i restored from timemachine backup including icloud drive then it starts uploading and seems stuck so i did some research and by doing ...
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Too many duplicate chromes inside chromes, which to delete safely?

I think installing canary doubled my Chrome profiles but I deleted it but I have way to many chromes. My Chrome:versions takes me to Chrome default in finder, can I delete native messaging? I have ...
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__CRASHING_DUE_TO_PRIVACY_VIOLATION__ error after exporting to MacOS

TL;DR: How to fix __CRASHING_DUE_TO_PRIVACY_VIOLATION__ error when starting Ubuntu VM, which was migrated from Windows 10 host to macOS host? I was warking inside a guest OS Ubuntu on a host OS ...
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Mac OSX Catalina and Rsync: failed to open logfile (name): Read-only file system

Ok, so I'm usually on stackoverflow, and I'm admittedly a little out of my element when it comes to more sys admin stuff. I had an rsync script I wrote myself that functioned fine before I updated to ...
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How to trust EasyConnect on OSX Catalina?

I installed EasyConnect on OSX Catalina and logged in to the VPN successfully, however I cannot connect to the resource as I used it in Windows. The error it gives is as follows, it asked me to allow ...
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env: php: Bad CPU type in executable

I used to use my MacBook pro to develop php yii2 Applications everything was work smoothly but after i update the MacOS to Catalina the terminal can not run the composer update command after reading ...
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Excel conditional formatting before and after time when date and time are mixed

I want to conditionally format cells based on if they are before or after a specific time of the day. E.g. before 08:30 and after 18:00. It works if I type the time by hand in the cell My time data ...
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Map Scroll-Click to Force-Click

On 3rd party mouse, I never use the scroll-click. How would you map scroll-click to force-click? (or any other input events for that matter) Preferably natively and without 3rd party software.
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Can I upgrade Mac OS with forgotten firmwarepasswd from AppStore?

I forgot my MacBook Pro 2015(macOS Sierra, 10.12.6) firmwarepasswd and would like to upgrade the OS to Catalina. Will upgrading from App Store trigger the firmwarepasswd prompt after installation/...
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My Slack app redirects to the browser. How can I prevent this?

I'm using: Mac OS Catalina: 10.15.5 Slack: 4.8.0 I've previously used the slack desktop app to work with a client and had no problems with it. I've now set up a new instance of slack for a new ...
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How to hide macOS menubar even if the cursor is on top of screen?

There is a setting in System Preferences, and it can automatically hide and show menubar, when the cursor is in top of the screen, the menubar will showing, Is there a way to hide menubar, and even if ...
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If I upgrade macOS from 10.15.6 to latest beta version of MAC 11 Big Sur, will all settings persist after upgrade

I have macOS 10.15.6, would like to upgrade to new macOS beta version MAC 11 Big Sur I have some important data and applications that I can't uninstall so, will all setting persist after upgrade?
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MacOS Catalina wont authenticate to OpenLDAP

I am wondering if anyone else may have come across this issue. So I have to integrate about 30 new iMacs into my network. My network is primarily Linux and FreeBSD. All hosts authenticate to an ...
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Mac-Excel Conditional Formatting with 8 variables, any 2 combined variables give 2 outcomes

MacOS Catalina, MS Excel 16.40 I have a question, if anyone can help...(changed the request a bit because as I have been trying to do this myself, I couldn't get my head around it. I have 8 variables. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for subscript-2?

I have a Mac with OS Catalina. How can I type the letter subscript-2 (which is used in the chemical formula of water H₂O) in a text-editor by using a keyboard shortcut? Does the macOS have a built-in ...
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How to add another hot key for Copy Paste on Mac Catalina

I would like to add another combo for the Copy Paste operation. So Copy will be CMD + C and CMD + M and Paste will be CMD + V and CMD + N How can I do that?
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Mac OS - Any way to make Firefox/Chrome/Safari play/pause video (BetterTouchTool key trigger)? F8 not working

my F8/PlayPause key on Mac OS Catalina (10.15.6) only opens and controls the Music app. Previously, it used to play/pause the active video on Chrome or Safari. This is especially useful for doing ...
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MacOS: Installing apps fails on Catalina with console msg stating “read only file system”

I am on Catalina 10.5.3 and when I go to instal apps I get up to the last part of the installation and a generic "Installation Failed" message shows. I went to check in the console logs and ...
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Batch hide extension for ALL my PDFs on a Mac

I have thousands of PDFs on my Mac (with Catalina) and want to hide the extensions on ALL of them. I've tried the usual recommendation (Finder Preferences, Advanced, uncheck “Show all filename ...
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Macbook Air 2017 not Booting past loading screen anymore

long time reader, first time poster. It gets stuck on the loading screen while booting. There are a lot of errors that show up in verbose mode, usually with a format of: shared_region [a lot of text ...
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Macbook, Can't boot from USB because has no administrator in startup utility

When I was going to ReInstall a fresh copy of Catalina MacOS on my Macbook pro 2019, unfortunately I deleted all partitions instead of erasing them. As my internet connection is so unstable as much as ...
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OSX: control which of two applications with same id will be selected by launchservice/`open`?

I have two versions of an Application in /Application. They have the same id and different versions. Everything works as expected, except when I have both open, i lose control of how OSX launchservice ...
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Issues installing macOS Catalina in virtualbox on macOS High Sierra host

I was trying to install macOS Catalina on latest version of VirtualBox, hosting it on a Mac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). I was searching, and I found this blog post: “Install and run macOS ...
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How to disable trackpad and mouse via the Mac OS X command line?

There is a similar question which was asked but unfortunately the answers are out of date. I'd like to disable the mouse from working with a command in the command line or apple script. Ideally, it ...
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mac os catalina doesn't save spotlight preferences

I use several external drives on my mac. Due to the fact that spotlight indexes each and every drive, and when it drive is a mechanical HDD, it slows to an halt (especially newer SMR drives). I save ...
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Lunar app does not open after minimizing

On macOS Catalina, I minimized the "Lunar" app. After that I cannot open the app anymore. Any pointers? Thanks
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What is the way to set UTF-8 or other encoding in .zshrc on MacOS Catalina?

Whatever settings I put in .zshrc and source the file, nothing changes in the locale output. How do I change these settings on Catalina?
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Resolution on VScode not updating when unplugging from external monitor

When I plug in my 2016 Macbook Pro to my external monitor, VS Code updates the resolution and looks fine but when I unplug the monitor and open VS Code on the Macbook Monitor, the resolution is poor ...

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