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Questions tagged [macos-highsierra]

macOS High Sierra (version 10.13) is the fourteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s desktop operating system for Macintosh computer.

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launchctl unload say: Could not find specified service

I'm trying to make a plist file in order to start nginx on boot. When starting nginx with launchctl it starts the service. But it cannot unload it, and print "Could not find specified service". $ ps ...
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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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Received Input/Output error while mounting an NTFS formatted drive in MacOS Mojave

I created an NTFS file system on a USB drive in my Linux Mint system. Standard NTFS filesystem, formatted. When trying to mount it in macOS, I receive the following: [system name: scavenger] $ ...
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Windows Sees Files on exFAT Portable Drive, but Mac OS X doesn't? [duplicate]

I'm having a really weird issue that I cannot seem to solve. I currently have a 2 TB USB Portable Drive. I formatted it as an exFAT file system on my Windows 10 laptop so that it can be readable/...
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Removing “rw-r--r— root/wheel restricted” files in MacOS leave some files left

I've just discovered a 4.5Gb /Previous System/private directory, caused by a (recent) upgrade to 10.13 (the dates seems to match). Since it weighs heavily on my available space and I don't know why ...
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split and combining files

I am using Mac, need to upload a very large zip file. If I split that using Mac OS command line, and upload files to Ubuntu Server. Can I combine that on Ubuntu? In short, does split command works ...
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MBPr High Sierra 10.13.6. Need Terminal help to find Security Update info

Please tell me the Terminal command to discover what Security Updates have been installed. This one from ElCap: odin: ~$ system_profiler SPInstallHistoryDataType | grep "Security Update" does not ...
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Install mac os x from time machine

I have a MacBook pro that I backup using time machine. I need to set up a mac mini but I want the same programs and settings I have on my MacBook. Will it be ok if I install it from the MacBook’s time ...
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Wrong configuration of AT-SPI in macOS

Working with Python and Gtk+, I'm using Aloe tests to validate the correction of some modules. The tests are designed in such a way that they use the AT-SPI services behind, but in my installation it ...
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Safari on Mac doesn't play AAC (Live streaming)

I am trying to open a URL with audio AAC from live streaming Icecast source in Safari, on MacOS High Sierra, but it shows me: Missing plug-in. I don't understand why. I can connect to a friend's ...
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Mac OS High Sierra VM slow rendering

I have recently installed High Sierra to my laptop which runs parrot OS(another very similar distro of debian) using virtualBox. I have managed to get it running and it doesn't have any issues. Except ...
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wireslessproxd flooding my system log

Due to a disk problem i ended up in system.log today, only to find that about every 2-3 seconds the following information gets dumped into the log: default 10:51:07.210542 +0200 wirelessproxd ...
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How can I change disk size to be exactly n Bytes in MacOS Disk Utility?

I want to resize a partition (1) to be exactly 63,679,283,200 bytes, because I want it to be equal the size of my 64GB external drive partition (2). The reason is that I want them to be in a Raid and ...
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socat gives “Resource temporarily unavailable” on OS X High Sierra

I am trying to create a virtual local com-port that forwards everything to a remote computer via TCP with this command: sudo socat GOPEN:/dev/ptyp0,ignoreeof TCP:192.168.254.106:8080 2018/09/08 21:48:...
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Mac OS 10.13.6 1TB HDD - How can I reduce the System file size currently 438 GB

How can I reduce the System Storage file size Using the Manage Storage System, the File indicates 438.03 GB file size. How can I reduce this. I would also like to see inside the system folder to see ...
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How to group opened application windows on macOS

Im wondering if it is possible to group opened chrome windows in Windows 10 way like this on macOS High Sierra. Currently i discovered that it is possible by right clicking chrome icon and there ...
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Fonts installed in OSX aren't available to all users

If I install a set of fonts on OSX 10.13 which has multiple users logging in, I can't seem to make them accessible to all the users. I have set the font book preference to "computer" as the location ...
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Prevent Chrome extensions in macOS

I'm trying to prevent macOS users from installing a particular extension in Chrome as a default for all users with their deployed laptops. The Macintosh laptops are managed by Apple Profile Manager. I'...
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Is Docker For Mac same as Docker Community Edition (Mac OS High Sierra)

I am using Docker CE v18.06.0-ce-mac70 (26399). Is Docker For Mac same as Docker Community Edition (Mac OS High Sierra)?
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Where to start debugging WiFi issues on Mac OS

Recently I updated my router's firmware to DD-WRT. None of my devices have problems with this update. None of the other MacBooks, none of the Windows laptops, none of the phones have issues. Only my ...
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Is someone who is @mentioned in a direct message conversation they are not in still notified?

My Slack application (version 3.2.0 from the App Store) is running on my MacBook (running High Sierra 10.13.5). I send direct messages to Persons A and B (I have invited both of them to the same ...
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Fixing a MacBook's keyboard and trackpad driver in MacOS

I have a MacBook Pro from 2015. The keyboard and trackpad are not working under MacOS but when I boot from a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 16.04 and select "try ubuntu", the keyboard and trackpad do ...
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Mac OS not booting after windows Install on dual boot

Recently I have dual booted a Mac with windows **Without Using BootCamp Assistant. Instead I used media creation tool on an another PC to download Windows 10 ISO file and had created bootable pen ...
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How to run smartctl test on macbook? (SMART Self-test Log not supported)

I am a Linux user and new to macbook. I am trying to figure out how to run smartctl tests. Please check the following commands and outputs. It seems that macbook does not support smart self tests? ...
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How do I maximize windows under macOS where no “zoom” option is available?

I am a Linux user and new to macOS. I installed some programs such as google-chrome and macvim from brew. After launching both of them, I can not make the window maximize. Normally, for the built-in ...
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OSX - High Sierra Reverse Proxy fails

Trying to setup a proxy service on my develop machine that points to example.com/php for development of a hybrid app based on ionic to avoid CORS problems. What I did: sudo vi /etc/apache/httpd.conf ...
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Terminal.app next/prev window also changes tab?

I'm a long time Terminal user on macOS and I usually have 2-3 windows open, each with multiple tabs. I used to be able to do ⌘-Left Arrow or ⌘-Right Arrow to switch windows, and hold shift to switch ...
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Mendeley stuck on full screen

I am using Mendeley Desktop v 1.19.1 on my macOS High Sierra v 10.13.4.  Mendeley is stuck on full screen. It opens in that way and I cannot exit full screen or move it around. The “File” menu at the ...
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How to enable emacs keybindings on macos globally?

I have a macbook pro 2015 that runs on High Sierra. I want to use emacs key-bindings or shortcuts for regular things like copying and pasting. For instance, I want to use "M-w" to copy instead of "...
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How to set Run configuration with external cli to run Azure function in Visual Studio for Mac?

I want to run my azure function with new function cli, as VS for Mac still leverages old version. I do run configurations as below, but it doesn't work. Functions still run on old version cli. In ...
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What to do about the vmmap process in Mac OS X always hogging the CPU?

Hi I am running Mac OS X 10.13.5 High Sierra, and I have always had my Activity Monitor up. My computer would every now and then freeze for a few seconds completely and then act normal again. When ...
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Cant find my boot.efi file under EFI partition macOS 10.13.5 HighSierra

0 down vote favorite I recently mounted my EFI partition after updating to 10.13.5 High Sierra. I tried to look for my boot.efi file but cant seem to find it only found SMCFlasher.efi and some .scap ...
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phantom process on MAC and cannot restart

I try to install update for XCode and high sierra 10.13.2 However, there is phantom process which I cannot restart. All the sql-developer process is gone but somehow it thinks its still there.
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USB C Hub + MacOs High Sierra with two monitors stuck on mirroring

I am currently using an Apple MacBook - just one usb C port - with a hub that allows me to use an HDMI and a VGA port. I have tried everything - SMC reset, PRAM reset, holding the option key to ...
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How do you change the TTL in macOS High Sierra?

How do you change the TTL in macOS High Sierra? In previous macOS versions, this could be done as follows... Temporarily: sudo sysctl -w net.inet.ip.ttl=65 Or permanently by creating or editing /...
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best process after drive upgrade (High Sierra APFS with FileVault encryption)

I am running MacOS 10.13.5 with APFS format SSD and FileVault encryption. I need to upgrade the drive from 1/4 TB to 1/2 TB. I want to avoid having to reinstall all my applications and data after re-...
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brew install mysql@5.7 can't connect to local MySQL server through socket

I needed MySQL 5.7 installed on Mac OS High Sierra so I ran brew install mysql@5.7. When I do brew services list I see mysql@5.7 started admin /Users/admin/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql@5....
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External monitor time is not correct

I have connected an external monitor (hp 22 es) to my MacBook Air. I have set the monitor to go to sleep mode at a specific time, so first, I needed to adjust the external monitor's time (I would say ...
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MacOSX iogdiagnose-last.bin file

I am trying to understand some files on my MAC. On Console there is a /var/log/displaypolicy/iogdiagnose-last.bin encrypted file. Could not find any reference online. Anyone can help?
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byobu-launcher-install ignoring no-logout option

My Current config : MacOS High Sierra, Terminal.app, fish shell. byobu-launcher-install -n Issue: When I try to detach from byobu using 'ctrl-a, d' byobu detaches and fish shell session exits along ...
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Tap lightly to select another window in exposé

I love how you can move through windows while in exposé. But selecting a window from another program has to be done by pressing the trackpad. I would like to just do that with tapping lightly on the ...
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MacOS High Sierra doesn't offer HiDPI scaling options

Windows and Linux DE environments usually have HiDPI scaling, which means keeping the resolution native (4k, 2k...) but scaling up the graphics. MacOS seems to have this feature as well in the ...
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Change file association in High Sierra (NOT command I)

I changed the file association for my .dvdmedia files on my Mac to point at Blu-ray Player Pro. As it turns out this was a mistake as it turned all the .dvdmedia files into plain directories. Google ...
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Apple USB keyboard(s) have some keys that don't work, tried everything

Thanks for taking the time to help me out on this. Fist I think it is important to know that I am more than an average user, so I think this is my last resort before doing a complete wipe of my ...
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MacOS finder - search for files created locally by user

Can anyone tell me how to use the finder's advanced search function to filter for files only created by me? I have tried 'Authors' and 'Owner' and used my user name, etc. but it returns 0 results. I ...
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Is it possible to stop iCloud Drive sync on macOS High Sierra (10.13) over a cellular connection?

I don't know why but my iCloud drive sync always has gigabytes to transfer. It doesn't really matter for me unless I'm using my iPhone's 4G connection. I need a way to stop iCloud Drive sync when ...
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VirtualBox: Bridged Connection Not Working with .ova - High Sierra

I just bought my first Macbook today (long time Windows user) but I am running into issues loading in the .OVA of Rapid 7's "Hackazon" vulnerable web app into VirtualBox and getting a bridged ...
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Inconsistent group membership information on MacOS HighSierra

I have some user called slot1 which obviously belongs to staff group. I want to remove it from that group. Tried different things found on the Internet, restarted computer but still no luck. The ...
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MS Word hyperlink to heading goes wrongly to table of contents

I have a document with a Table of Contents automatically created from headings. Within the body of the doc, I'm trying to hyperlink to several of these headings that are the basis of the TOC. In the ...
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Removing specific mail from mbox file

I have e-mails backed up in an .mbox file (a 4.7GB sized file). I would like to remove specific messages from this mbox file, without having to re-import the mbox. I have the message ids (i.e. 831573)...