Questions tagged [macos-catalina]

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Make my ip accessible from external server

I need to make my IP address accessible to an external server. Specifically, I have a microservice (spring boot) running on port 6002 of my mac (catalina). I would need the external server to contact ...
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Trying to update macOS Catalina to Big Sur, stuck after softwareupdate -l

I have a late 2014 mac-mini. I need to update from Catalina to Big-Sur so I can install xcode 13, so I can upload builds for iOS. When I goto system preferences\software update I get "checking ...
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Access a launched OpenProject on a VirtualBox (CentOS 7) from a host machine (MacOS)

I am using Mac OS as a host machine of a VirtualBox. I have installed CentOS 7 on VirtualBox following these intsructions, I then Installed OpenProject on this Centos 7 following these instructions ...
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How can I prevent applications to overwrite files with no prompt?

When download files and there is already a file with the same name, I expect to be prompted for a decision to rename or overwrite the file. But this is not happening with WhatsApp Desktop for MacOS (...
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How do I fix the IDLE window colour on MacOS?

For some reason, my IDLE window is black with (presumably) black text - I can't see anything. Frustratingly, this problem extends to the Settings, so I can't try to sort it out there. Curiously, ...
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What would be the best way to create a new volume to run Catalina from my current Mojave volume?

I hope I am in the right place... I am currently running OSX Mojave on my rather old Mac desktop. If I upgrade to Catalina, many of my apps (all MS products, etc.) quit working. However, the new ...
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MacOs - Show notifications summary when do not disturb mode is disabled

The problem I suffer from Slack and e-mail notification distractions at work. Currently, I have the "do not disturb" mode enabled for 8 hours a day, which covers my work time. It work's ...
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Disable orom in firmwarepasswd Catalina

I recently had some trouble whilst applying these settings The firmwarepasswd -disable-reset-capability command returned with error 6. Then I tried firmwarepasswd -check / -mode I realized that orom ...
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How to find current point size on MacOS Catalina Terminal utility? Not how to increase or decrease point size

Is there a way to find out what point size my terminal is using? I open up a terminal and hit CMD + until it looks good, but would like to find that setting and stick that number in the profile ...
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Can I bind a mac keyboard shortcut to enlarge the mouse cursor?

I want to trigger the temporary cursor enlargement that happens when you shake the mouse, but as a button press on my keyboard. I'm trying to make better use of my mousekeys in my keyboard config but ...
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The California educational testing app CAASPP disabled Hot Corners on Mac. How can we get them back again?

My son installed the California educational testing app CAASPP over six months ago to take a state required test. The only thing is it disabled Hot Corners on macOS v10.15 (Catalina) and we've not ...
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MacOS: How to split same application into separate instances

In Windows there is an option that separates same application instances into separate "icons" in taskbar. This is super convenient because now I can click on one Chrome instance and the ...
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How to activate COLOR PRINT from Mac?

I have macOS Catalina version 10.15.6 (19G73). My printer is HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdn. When I show a picture file from the Finder in the Mac Preview then it is shown in color. When I press Cmd+P ...
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How to install Burn app in macOS?

I have downloaded a Burn program for optical media on Mac from SourceForge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/burn-osx/): The downloaded ZIP file "burn-3.1.4" contains a folder named "...
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How to delete Last Opened date on Mac OSX Finder

I am trying to delete the "Last Opened" date for a file found in Finder on Mac OSX (Catalina 10.15.7). I've found a few walkthroughs already and tried them without success. In Terminal I ...
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2012 Macbook Pro keeps kernel panic restarting

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro, running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. A few days ago, my laptop had a kernel panic and restarted. I was only using safari and a note taking app (Bear) when this happened. The ...
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Prefix Creation Aborted

Absolutely must get Windows version of VisualBoyAdvance running on Mac OS Catalina, sorry I cannot accept "download VBA-M" as an answer for what I'm doing, it's complicated. What I have to ...
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Issue with xQuartz on macOS Catalina 10.15.7

I'm getting following error when try to open application 'gmsh' remotely through SSH terminal. How can i fix it ? libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver:...
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Unable to run Visual Studio on macOS Catalina

I am using macOS Catalina version 10.15.4 and I am unable to run Visual Studio Code. It simply says The application “Visual Studio Code” can’t be opened. I tried: right-click and Open Going to ...
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How do I repair an external hard drive with a corrupted catalog?

I'm attempting to mount my nearly filled up 1TB Mac OS Extended External Hard Drive to my MacBook Air 13" which is running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. When I do this, the media drive mounts onto the ...
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Windows Crash After Connecting Iphone To Xcode 12 On A VM

I'm actually developping on a vmware of MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 with Xcode 12. I want to test my app on a physical phone so I connect my iphone to the VM with no problem but when i want to connect it ...
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Catalina 10.15 removing Spotlight icon from menu bar went wrong

I’ve done csrutil disable and went into Terminal and put cd /System/Library/CoreServices sudo mv Search.bundle/ Search2.bundle/ I rebooted and it removed the Spotlight icon from the menu bar but I ...
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Input language shortcut on MacOS

Problem I regularly use at least 3 languages, so I have the standard shortcut for switching the layouts(cmd+space). This works well if there are only 2 languages, EN->RU and RU->EN, for example....
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Logs missing and empty message when forwarding syslog from macOS

I have tried the syslog forwarding configuration as mentioned in splunk document, But on the syslog server I not getting all logs generated in macOS and also there is no Syslog content (message) in ...
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Is there a way to check the difference (what did change) between two MacOS (Catalina) TimeMachine snapshots?

As per subject, suppose I have two consecutive TimeMachine local snapshots on my Mac: is there a way to e.g. mount both them and compare ? I.e. to know what files have been changed from the between ...
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Unicode ☑︎ becomes 🤵🏻 emoji in Excel on macOS Catalina (10.15.7)

I am using Excel 16.46 on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and here is what I am experiencing. Using macOS's character viewer — command+control+space — I've entered the “ballot box with check” Unicode ...
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macOS want to make changes.Enter an administrator name and password to allow this box keeps popping up

This box keeps popping up. I've read other answers to similar problem without success. I've gone to keychain > system > certificates > my computer > certificate with an arrow > private ...
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Operation Not Permitted on /usr/local/, Homebrew cannot be installed

Looking for some guidance on how to fix my permissions on my /usr/bin directory. I actually recently had a data recovery on my machine where I had to have my whole home directory copied to a new mac. ...
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macOS Catalina upgrade failed. Can I downgrade to macOS Mojave?

I am running an older Mac: iMac 13,1 Intel Core i7 and it is currently running macOS High Sierra (10.13). A while back I upgraded to macOS Catalina (10.15), and lots of apps stopped working, most ...
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Why is pasted text highlighted in macOS Catalina's Terminal?

On macOS Catalina, when I copy text and paste to Terminal, the text is highlighted (basically, there are ANSI color codes enclosing the text). I don't know when this feature was included, but is there ...
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Virtualbox with Android on MacOS

Same virtualbox version with same Android version works fine on Windows 7, but doesn't work on MacOS 10.15 And the computer running windows has lower specs than the Macbook running Macos. On Macos it ...
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Sending reminder in Outlook for Mac

I was seeking functionality wherein I can send reminders to a couple of folks on specific days at a specific time. I'd want to avoid sending a meeting invite of zero duration since...well...it's not a ...
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couldnt install OS 10.11 on a new iMac

Im writing to consult how to install OSX EL Capitan on a new brand 21.5 iMac. I tried everything, since yesterday with no luck. I changed successfully the date on Terminal (in boot recovery), but ...
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MacOS X Catalina VM froze on boot

I am attempting to set up a MacOS X Catalina virtual machine on VirtualBox 6.1.16 r140961 (Qt5.6.2). I followed the guide at WikiGain and loaded into a UEFI interactive shell. I found a user in the ...
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/usr/bin/top OS X 10.15.7 takes 15 seconds to start then uses 33% CPU

OS X 10.13 /usr/bin/top would start instantly and takes a couple % CPU at best. After upgrading to 10.15.7 Catalina, it takes literally 15 seconds for the proc info to come up and it is at the top of ...
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How do I find out what macOS app is using a shortcut

So on macOS I want to setup Mail to have ‘cmd+shift+R’ to reply all but it isn’t letting me. Looks like another app or something is conflicting with that combination. I don’t see it in the preferences ...
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Mounting hfs volume under MacOS Catalina

I'm running MacOS X Catalina. To be able to connect to an HFS volume created by QEMU I tried sudo mount -t hfs qemuhdd.raw /tmp/os9vm I got the following error: GetMasterBlock: Error 25 getting block ...
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How To format sd card to FAT32 on Catlina?

I'm trying to format my sd card to FAT32 for my wii u when I try I only get FAT16 I have Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Mac OS Extended (Case Senstive, Journaled) MS-DOS (FAT) ((this is the one that ...
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I want to reset my mac completely but want to have the same ssh keys, How can I do that?

my daily work involves ssh tunneling and for that reason I want to keep the same ssh keys. The problem is my mac is giving me terrible issues after I installed big sur few days back. I want to go back ...
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Is anyone else not able to pinch to zoom in Android studio 4.1?

After upgrading to Android Studio 4.1 on macOS Catalina 10.15.6 I noticed that the pinch to zoom functionality no longer worked. As of Android Studio 4.0.1 I could pinch to zoom on my computer to zoom ...
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Blurry fonts in Intellij on macOS external screen

I work on MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) with macOS Catalina (10.15.7). I work in GoLand (that is IntelliJ option). After an update came (and I applied it unfortunately) fonts in IDE became stretched ...
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How to show all users on MacBook signin

I have a MacBook - company imaged to Catalina (light company stuff on it) but I shared with another user - and he enabled quick start for just him He left the company and I want to see my user profile ...
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Safari on Catalina not loading PDF

Using Safari 14.0.1 on Catalina 10.15.7, I'm unable to view a certain PDF. Safari loads a black screen with a "Blocked Plug-in" message in the middle. Other PDFs, such as this one, will load ...
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OSX: ssh: Could not resolve hostname xxxxx.com: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

I'm trying to ssh into my ec2 instance using: ssh -i "key.pem" ubuntu@xxxxx.com And I get this: ssh: Could not resolve hostname xxxxx.com: nodename nor servname provided, or not known This ...
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how to disable external monitors connected to mac book pro without physically disconnecting them

I have 3 external monitors connect to mac book pro .. how ever some time I just want only one monitor, Instead of disconnecting the other two I was looking for a way to disable them , and reenable ...
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NFS Manager 5.1 won't run on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7

I just updated my OS from High Sierra to Catalina. I had NFS Manager installed and working. When I tried to run it in Catalina, it said my NFS Manager version was too old, and told me to update. I ...
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Zip command is killed for very large file by MacOS

I'm trying to zip a large number of very small files using zip. The resulting archive is going to be ~80GB. When I execute zip -r -0 archive.zip dir the process is killed probably due to resource ...
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Can't Right Click in Citrix Receiver on MacOS Macbook

I'm using Citrix Receiver on my macbook which has MacOS Catalina. I cannot seem to right click on my Windows desktop that I'm remoted into. I have tried everything! I've enabled right click on my ...
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How to Edit $PATH on MacOS Catalina (Zsh)

I open terminal and use echo $PATH I get back /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/Library/Apple/usr/bin/ I'm confused because my .zshrc, .zsh, .bash_profile, .bashrc, and .profile all have ...
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freeze in 30-60 seconds on a macOS Catalina when connecting bluetooth headphones

I use a MacBook Pro 2018 (Catalina 10.15.7), the lags started a month ago and to this day they enrage me. The problem itself is that when you connect any bluetooth headphones (JBL Live650BTNC or ...
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