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Questions tagged [macos-sierra]

Use for questions referring specifically to macOS 10.12, Sierra. 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-...

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How to hide this SIP Enabled message on OSX?

I got this message every time I start my OSX machine. How do I disable or hide this? Any commands that I can run in Terminal to kill this prompt? I'm running OSX Sierra 10.12.6 on MacBook Pro 13' ...
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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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Upgrade 'dig' on Mac OS

It seems I have accidentally broke the dig command on my Mac. Now I have version 0.1.10, how can I safely update this? I can't seem to find any documentation on updating the internally loaded dig ...
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Moving an offscreen window in osx (is there an app?)

I have a wineapp that is kinda buggy and it won't return to my screen once I unplug the second monitor. It stays where I had it on the second monitor. If I use Mission control I can see the window, ...
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How do I view Sricam QZT IP camera on MacOs Sierra

I have a MacBook Air running Sierra. I have a Sricam Indoor IP Camera Model SP020. I can view the image on my iPhone 6 through a Sricam App, but they have no software for Mac laptops. How can I view ...
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IP conflict on macOS High Sierra: find log with hardware address of conflicting device

I am on a university network with a computer running macOS High Siera that has its IP address assigned via DHCP. On a regular basis (1 or 2 times a week), I lose all network connectivity for several ...
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esp32 not recognising on macOS

I am trying to flash micropython on Esp32. But when I plug-in the ESP32 into Mac, its doesn't recognize on port /dev/tty* I did install the drivers CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers from https://...
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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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Virtualbox: Accessing Win7(guest) files; from MacOS(host)

The title is probably pretty self explanatory, and the general topic has probably been beaten to death by now, but I'm yet to get this to work. My host device is a Mac (OS version: Sierra). ...
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How do i set up a cronjob in mac os that runs every 15 mins [duplicate]

I have a command that gets the utilization status of my infra and it needs to be run every 15mins. how do I set a cronjob for that in Mac OS. I searched for cron.hourly and cron.weekly but could not ...
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How to create text substitution in command line instead of System Preferences > Keyboard > Text

Is there any way to create text substitutions in the command line instead of System Preferences > Keyboard > Text? I see that when you export text substitutions, it creates an html file, so I'm not ...
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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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Fix Opera displaying many pages with gigantic font size?

Opera browsers such as Opera Developer 54 on my Mac are displaying many pages with huge font sizes, ten times expected size. I wonder if it is some kind of bug related to Opera misinterpreting pages ...
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cannot change to directory with space character in it

This might be related to this question but the answers there did not work for me. I plugged my external HD, then in a Terminal, I type ls /Volumes/TOSHIBA\ EXT This lists files and folders as ...
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How to update macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.13?

If I press check updates it updates only to 10.12.6, but I need macOS High Sierra 10.13. I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).
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Stop Finder from buffering (network) videos in macOS (Sierra)

I'm using a VPN connection to my movie database at home. Unfortunately when I open it in Finder and click on a movie (mkv), before I can even open it or drag it somewhere, the bouncy ball comes into ...
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Increasing ulimit open files and max procedures

I'm working on a test machine and I want to increase ulimit's max open files and max procedures in macOS Sierra. I run sudo ulimit -n 100000 120000 and sudo ulimit -u 10000 12000. no error shows. But ...
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Getting self assigned ip 169.254.124.122 when connection to LAN with Huawei HG8145V

I am getting self assigned ip when connecting to Thunderbolt Display Ethernet using Thunderbolt Display. Connecting via WiFi works fine without any issues. I have tried setting up DNS in my macbook as ...
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How to uninstall jamf software or prevent the daemon from running

I've used my MacOS Sierra machine to access a client's intranet, but in order to gain access, I had to install jamf. My current version of jamf is: $ jamf -version version=9.101.4-t1507816971 Today,...
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How to use the defaults command to resize bluestacks?

I'm trying to resize the bluestacks window using the command below. I'm trying to change it to 1200x800. defaults write com.bluestacks.BlueStacks "NSWindow Frame browserWindow" "-48 -22 1200 800 0 0 ...
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Automatically turn on Mac OSX whenever shut down

I've already scheduled my OSX desktop to auto turn on everyday at 0AM, but I use it as a server and I want to make sure it'll auto turn on whenever it shuts down, be it a power failure, a crash or ...
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macOS server - screensharing running with UID 0

I run a mac server with a LAMP stack all installed via MacPorts, which I diligently keep up-to-date. The server is running macOS X Sierra, and I am less diligent about updating that, because the LAMP ...
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How does a software know where to look for drivers?

I am using Tableau Desktop (macOS Sierra) to connect to a Hive database. When I launched Tableau Desktop after installation, I tried to create a Hortonworks Hive connection and supplied all the server ...
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OSX stuck in logon screen

I have Macbook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.6). Since a week ago, whenever I wake up the laptop from a long sleep - its freezes: The login screen is being displayed. The ...
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Mac OS Sierra and High Sierra occupies 95GB on my MacBook Pro 2017 128GB Edition. How to Clean?

I am an iOS developer. I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro with 128GB disk space to do my job (company laptop 😭 ). But recently, I found I don't have enough space to build my app, switch Git branches. It ...
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Running multiple Skype clients on Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X version 10.12.6. I have three Skype accounts.To run Skype for a particular account, I was using this command: open -na /Applications/Skype.app --args -DataPath /Users/$(whoami)/...
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Blank icons in Preview.app toolbar

Some of the icons in the Preview toolbar on my Mac are blank, while others display just fine. This only affects preview — I haven't seen the problem occurring in any other app. I've tried deleting ...
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How can I set up keyboard shortcuts that launch the Terminal with different styles (per shortcut)?

I know that I can set a default style in the Terminal app and simply assign a shortcut to open the Terminal, but I actually want 4 keyboard shortcuts, each opening the Terminal app with a different ...
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Pin the dock in macOS to the top of the screen

System preferences -> Dock let's me configure the Dock to be placed wither left, bottom or right. Is there a way to place it top instead?
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Change user and home folder name of own account and now can't unlock admin rights

This are the instructions for changing the user and home folder: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548#shortname I didn't follow this warning: The administrator account needs to be a different ...
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macOS – Create an icon for all of one file type

How can I set an icon for a specific file type to be used for all of those files on macOS Sierra? (not High Sierra). I have seen some tutorials, most of which do not help, including a very in-depth ...
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New Created User Accounts Won't Appear in System Preferences OS10.13

I have attempted to create 2 new users (there already exists an admin account). One an admin and one a standard user. The public folders show up in my groups and if I try to recreate (as I did the ...
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Cron job to run python script raises error

I'm trying to write a cron job to periodically run a python script I've written, which will add some data to a database I'm building. The script works, and it works when I run python /Users/me/Desktop/...
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chown: /usr/local: Operation not permitted

How should I fix this? Tue Oct 31 21:52:56 mona@dhcp-wifi-8021x-155-41-82-88:~$ brew update && brew upgrade && brew cleanup Error: /usr/local is not writable. You should change the ...
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Switch to app window only on active desktop on macOS Sierra

I have two external monitors connected to my mac, each of which is assigned a separate desktop. Usually I have multiple windows of same application (e.g. IntelliJ) on each desktop/monitor. For e.g. ...
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Installing FortiClient on MacOS: Failed to connect to the update server

After downloading the FortiClient (v5.6) application for MacOS Sierra (10.12.6) and running the FortiClientUpdateInstaller.dmg, the installer ran, but ended in a timeout with the message: Failed ...
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Calendar event times a mess when in travel

how to make the calendar times to work worldwide? I use Calendar on all my devices but when I travel the times turns to a mess. For example, a flight from A to B is always set as the local time of ...
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Can I use OSX Native VPN settings instead of Cisco Anyconnect

A client requires that I connect via the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client", through which I enter servername, username and password. It works. But I'd like to use the Build-in VPN settings ...
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The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot in MacOS

I'm using MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 I've installed then upgrade the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.4.02034 after couple of hours of using the system an interrupting popup shows randomly and ...
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launchctl print system printed “bootcache hack” and “exec hack” results

I used the following command to list launchctl facilities, and at the very end of the print out were some interesting results: command used: launchctl print system end of results: properties = ...
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Disable Mac typing Accent Menu

In Mac OS 10.12 , if I hold down the key, a menu of blue letters with accents and diacritical marks appears. Prior behavior was to enter a string of the letter pressed liiiiiiiike thiiiiiis. How do ...
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Cannot mount an image in Sierra that was created in High Sierra

I created an image in High Sierra and put on my external drive to mount on Sierra. But when I try to mount it, I get an error "No mountable file systems". What is this problem?
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Cannot find Sierra .app file for bootable os

I am trying to install Sierra to my Macbook Pro but I cannot find an installer .app file to make a bootable os. How and where to download it?
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OSX freezing for 1-2 minutes, can't find anything in logs

I'm just looking for advice on how to debug this as it's really annoying. My computer will regularly (once/day on average) lock up for a minute or two. I can move the mouse around but literally ...
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How to manually change your temporary IPv6 address in Mac OSX (Privacy Addressing)?

For those who are not familiar, OSX Sierra implemented IPv6 Privacy Addressing so that your temporary IPv6 address is no longer derived from your MAC address (reversely, this blocks your MAC address ...
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Mac OS X - High Sierra ; Missing ~/.ssh Folder

I'm trying to find my ~/.ssh folder, but can't. I'm familiar with terminal so I've been going through my filesystem and can't find it anywhere. Has it relocated in the file tree or is my computer just ...
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Define Name for Worksheet Scope in Microsoft Excel for Mac V15.38

I am trying to create named references that have a Worksheet scope in Microsoft Excel for Mac V15.38. I want to set up a template sheet that gets duplicated multiple times (example: a template sheet ...
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What do I do if I have a crashing error that seems to be specific only to me?

For whatever reason I have an application that crashes whenever a core feature is used. The worst part is this appears to only be happening for me! I have contacted support and put a post up not the ...
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macOS Server multiple network interfaces: interconnection?

I have a mac server connected to two LANs over 2 thunderbolt to LAN adapters. GREEN IP via DHCP in range 192.168.204.* BLUE IP via DHCP in range 192.168.1.* Everything works as I want it to, but I ...
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Investigate reason why MacBook became ultra slow after OS update

I've updated to the latest Sierra (macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6), and now my system is horrible slow. When I open any program (even repeatedly), it takes like 1-2 minutes to show up, even "System ...