Questions tagged [macos-mojave]

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Macos: admin user turns into a standard user account after restart

I have a MacOS Mojave machine, where I'm creating a new user account with administrative privileges using the following command: sudo sysadminctl -addUser 'userName' -password 'password' -admin This ...
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Mac Pro 2009 8-core not detecting a single RAM memory stick

I'm a video editor working in a small team. My workstation is a Mac Pro 2009 8-core 2.66 GHz 24GB RAM (Mojave 10.14.6). 24GB RAM used to be enough time ago before we updated Premiere and After effects....
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What is /usr/bin/cd? [duplicate]

On my Mac (still running Mojave), I typed by mistake (because caps lock was on) CD into my Z-shell. Not surprisingly, I did not get to my home directory. However, there was no error message either, ...
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Catalina Upgrade Failed. Can I upgrade to Mojave?

I am running an older Mac: iMac 13,1 Intel Core i7 It is currently running High Sierra. Awhile back I upgraded to Catalina, and lots of apps stopped working, most importantly MS Word and Excel as ...
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How To Recover Specific Items When MacBookPro Won't Boot

So I have a mid 2012 MacBookPro running Mojave and it's fully upgraded (SSD and 16gb RAM). I accidentally ran system updates and that led to an error and now every time I try to boot it gets stuck on ...
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Run iTunes 9 under MacOS 10.14 Mojave

I want to run iTune 9.2.1 on my 2009 MacBookPro on MacOS 10.14 Mojave (through dosdude1's patch). The application launches perfectly fine when being called from Terminal: /Applications/iTunes.old.app/...
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Can we install applications on Mac when the updates are going on in background?

Can we install applications on Mac when the updates are going on in background ? Lets assume that mac update is running and in the meantime, can we do brew install, or install an downloaded ...
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If you had a Mac that was not going to ever connect to the internet, what would you do to optimize it?

I have a Mac Pro at work in a lab environment that is connected to a bunch of lab equipment that will never be connected to the internet. I've noticed that if I open up the console application to look ...
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After a failed Big Sur Update, of 17GB that was previously available only 5GB remains free on my machine. What to do next?

I had 17GB of free before triggering Big Sur update from System Prefrences > Software Update > Upgrade Now. Midway through that process I shut the lid of my MacBook the update to fail. It says ...
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Installing Ubuntu-20.04.1 on MacOS Mojave with flash drive

I'm having an issue with downloading Ubuntu 20.04.1 onto my MacOS Mojave. I followed everything directly from the Ubuntu website, but for some reason, the iso file that they have is corrupted and won'...
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why Catalina is stuck in a loop (macpro clean-install)?

I bought two Mac Pro 6,1 Intel Xeon E5-1650 V2 6 core, 3,6Ghz, 32Gb DDR3, with 2x Radeon HD 7870 XT FirePro D500 3072mb at an auction that came WITHOUT SSD. So I bought a couple of Crucial P1 ...
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Mac : LaserJet driver stopped working

(Basically I got this fixed somehow by trail and error, but I am still posting, because I am interested in possible explanations for what has happened and why): On my home network, I have a Mac (...
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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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How to convert multiple GIFs into one PDF on OSX?

I found the following code to do it with one GIF: sips -s format pdf cat.gif --out 'cat.pdf' I understand that I can use for and do it for multiple files. But I will get multiple PDFs in result, but ...
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Error using MacOS Mojave Patcher

I'm attempting to update a MacBookPro8,1 2011 to MacOS Mojave using dosdude's handy tool: http://dosdude1.com/mojave/ After formatting 2 separate 16GB flash drives, using the tool gives me the ...
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Macbook Chimes Multiple Times Before Booting, After SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded the ssd in my Mid 2013 MacBook Air, to a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe. Ever since the upgrade, when I start the computer, it makes the "bong" noise multiple times before ...
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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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I may have broken my app with terminal commands, don't know how to fix

I recently downloaded a game(terraria), and it started verifying. I left and came back after a couple of hours but no progress was made in the verifying process. I then looked up online on how so skip ...
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Why doesn't this specific custom keyboard shortcut work in Finder?

Using Automator, I made a service that launches calculator.app. In System Preferences > Keyboard, I created the keyboard shortcut CTRL-OPTION-COMMAND-C to trigger the service. This works great ...
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iMovie 10.1.1 crashes during color balancing

I am a new Mac user editing a video using iMovie v.10.1.1 on Mojave 10.14.6. Each time I try to color balance the video, it crashes unexpectedly without providing an error message. This is true for ...
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After macbook restart no tmux commands can be found in .tmux.conf?

(tmux newbie) macOS mojave tmux 3.1b Has this happened to anyone else? This problem occurs when sourcing the tmux conf. Also, should I post the tmux conf file? home/.tmux.conf:17: command not found: ...
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Is there a way to set a system-wide shortcut to search Slack?

On my Mac, using two screens, I usually have slack open on one screen and everything else on the other. It's a pain to know which app I have focused and very often CMD + K when I'm not in Slack. I'd ...
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How do I restore Smart Mailboxes from Time Machine in macOS mojave?

My drive ran out of room and corrupted a file somewhere, resulting in my loss of my Smart Mailboxes. I'd spent a lot of time setting up elaborate criterion for many boxes so it's worth it for me to ...
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How to completely delete 'Install MacOS Catalina'?

I am still on macOS Mojave and I don't want for the time being to upgrade to Catalina but the OS automatically downloads an installer for Catalina called 'Install MacOS Catalina' which is listed in ...
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Why am I getting 'permission denied' with mdutil on my Mac

Whenever I try to perform searches in Finder on my external hard drive I get no results. I've tried re-indexing the drive with Spotlight by going into preferences and adding then removing the drive ...
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How to get SSH logs and send to remote syslog server in macOS?

On Linux, I can get sshd logs such as: sshd Accepted publickey for user from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port xxx ssh2: RSA SHA256:..... and send them to a remote syslog server by adding a file in /etc/rsyslog.d/...
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Low WiFi speeds on 75Mbps WiFi Router / Macbook Air / Mac OS Mojave

The situation: I have 75 Mbit/s at home, everything’s fine on mobile wifi, but on the MacBook Air everything is very sad: all of a sudden for no reason, literally 1 Mbit/s. Symptoms: I start the ...
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How to prevent OSX from moving windows between displays

I use Amethyst, a tiling window manager, on OSX Mojave 10.14.6 When I resize a window, other windows get smaller but might also be "pushed" off the edge of the display to the next display, ...
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Bug in MacOS Mojave GUI: No any password works

Yesterday after I rebooted my Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Mojave system, I found myself unable to login on all my local accounts in the GUI. Today I used the following commands. /sbin/fsck -fy ...
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How to merge empty partitions to main partition without data loss in main in macOS?

I tried to install Windows in my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) having macOS Mojave. Tried without the bootcamp assistant as directed in the link - https://fgimian.github.io/blog/2016/03/12/...
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Why do FTP Services do not work on my MAC OS 10.14.6?

FTP does not work on my Mac 10.14.6 Mojave. Troubleshooting done: Filezilla and Cyberduck tried. Fails with error ENETUNREACH - Network unreachable FTP and Telnet on port 21 from terminal ...
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Is there a quick way to get the full path of a file from Finder?

Currently, I have to navigate to the file's location in shell and then copy the path. I'd love to be able to do this directly in Finder.
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How to use reduce motion but not Exposé animation?

In Accessibility, there is an option 'Reduce motion', I want to open this but not modify Exposé (3 fingers swipe up) animation, is there any way to achieve this?
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macOS: How to bring a specific program forward with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I bring a specific window or program forward (and "active) with a single keyboard shortcut? I wrote an AHK script to do this on Windows: I would hotkey a window to Win+1 for example, and then ...
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Poor and strange disk performance with VirtualBox (macOS host, Windows 10 guest)

I have VirtualBox 6.1.4 running on macOS Mojave. I'm working with a Windows 10 guest and it seems I have some performance problems with disks. Testing with Aja System Test, on macOS I see numbers ...
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How can I use my WebCam on a virtual machine?

My host is MacOs Mojave, and I have a virtual machine with windows10. I need to use my webcam (built-in) on the virtual machine, but I can't because "A webcam is not found" What should I do??
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ffmpeg command line error in MacOS Mojave: dyld: BIND_OPCODE_DO_BIND

I have a problem with the command line ffmpeg throwing an error whenever it is run. I'm a long time video / mac / occasional linux user so I'm at home in CLI, but have very definite limits to my ...
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com.apple.quarantine is everywhere, how do I stop it?

Somehow, and at some point, I believe recently, my system decided to add the com.apple.quarantine attribute to some files. It was quite a pain and was stopping me running scripts that I'd written in ...
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system disk almost full after using rclone

Today I tried out rclone to backup files to a webdav server. I used the crypt option to encrypt the files before uploading. rclone copied about 8GB to the server, and I checked if it really uploaded ...
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Fix MacBook display brightness

I'm looking for all the ways a macOS-user can be blocked from turning the screen brightness to maximum. I have this badly configured Mac from work I'm trying to fix. Obviously in Preferences, the ...
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How to install xCode11.3 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Currently I am using Xcode 10.1 on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6, on MacBook early 2011 with 4GB ram. Problem is that I am unable to upgrade my MacOS Version to Catalina, Is it possible to install ...
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TeamViewer not working on MacOS Mojave via ssh

I need TeamViewer on my Mac to work remotely. I installed it via ssh using the command line brew cask install teamviewer which worked fine. However, I seem to be unable to configure TeamViwer from ...
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VLC audio stopped working, no idea why

Audio simply stopped working for VLC (& other video players). MacOS 10.14.6, VLC 3.0.8. Audio is fine otherwise; YouTube has audio, games in Steam do too, my music player works fine. I've ...
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Cannot connect to MacOS Mojave via VNC from Windows 10

I am trying to connect to my MacOS Mojave via VNC. I have enabled "Remote Management" in "System Preferences" > "Sharing" and added me and/or all other users to the users that are allowed to have ...
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how to disable macOS prompt menu animation(or add speed)?

In most apps macOS, there is a prompt menu, e.g. when I saving files by a TextEdit, this prompt will show, and there is an animation, I don't want the animation, since its somehow slow, how to disable ...
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Understanding “whereis apachectl” output on my Mac

I installed apache using Homebrew on my Mac giving resulting in currently 2 instances of apache on my Mac. I have disabled the auto loading of the Mac installed instance of Apache. When I run ...
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App windows getting shorter and shorter in macOS

I like to keep the active window maximised and typically use ⌥⌘F with Spectacle to quickly achieve that. Often times, however, typically when docking/undocking or resuming the OS from sleep (can't ...
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How to remove the separaor in dock macos Catalina?

dock I used the script below and successful removed the finder icon and trash icon in dock, but there has a separator in the right, is there any way to remove this separator in mac? im using catalina ...
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Quit an application while hold some key and click the application in dock

Is there any way to quit a application in dock, while pressing some key and just click it in dock ?
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Installing ftdichip D2XX Drivers (usb lib) on macos 10.14.2

I've downloaded the 1.4.16 version of D2XX from ftdichip and followed the process (files to copy and symbolic link to create) and have also installed D2xxHelper. Now on System → Info → USB ...

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