Questions tagged [macos-sierra]

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Can someone please help me set up a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox? [closed]

I want to create a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro that's running macOS. How do I do that? I already installed VirtualBox. How do I create the VM of macOS ...
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Mac with two IP numbers can be connected over VPN on 1 address only

Similar to this question I have clients whose home subnet is 192.168.1.X, which cannot be changed because of silly internet providers limiting what 'dumb' (stupid?) customers may do. The office ...
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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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Issue with getting eclipse installed

So I'm following this walkthrough here: https://docs.jboss.org/jbpm/v6.2/userguide/jBPMInstaller.html trying to get the jbpm suite setup on my mac. I'm having issues with eclipse. Specifically I'm ...
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How to get iWork Suite for macOS Sierra?

Where/How can I get the last version of pages that is supported for macOS Sierra.6? The app store does not provide me with an option to download the last supported version. It shows the following ...
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How to ensure apache, user, and apps can access and write to files in a folder?

I have a file that seems to have wide permissions based on what I see when entering ls -l file. Namely -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 _www _www I am using PHPStorm for web development. Sometimes PHP storm gives a ...
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MacPro 2016 (macOS Sierra) keyboard delete button deletes whole sentence

MacPro 2016 (macOS Sierra) keyboard delete button deletes whole sentence. I was cleaning the area around left arrow on my MacPro and now I realized that when I use delete button, it deletes the whole ...
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Split Tunnel VPN in Sierra - Keep Getting “route: bad address: ppp0” in Terminal?

I was attempting to split tunnel VPN traffic in Macintosh Sierra using these instructions: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/vpn-split-tuenneling/ route add -net XXXXXXX -interface ppp0 ...
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Word plugin not working

I haven't used mendeley for a while. I just opened it after a long time to do some work on my references. Mendeley said it needed updating. I did this. I restarted Mendeley and Word. I restarted my ...
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Where can I find a copy of Boot Camp's info.plist?

I'm running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and I was messing with the info.plist file and I repaced it with another app's. I was wondering if there was anyone who had a copy of the file, or if anyone knows ...
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Command-Option-R installs Sierra instead of Mojave

I have a 15 inch 2017 MacBook Pro with the touchpad. From the documentation, Command-Option-R during startup should start a network install that installs the newest version of Mac OS compatible with ...
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Create bootable usb for UEFI on mac os Sierra

I have a mac book pro (mid 2010) and os Sierra and I want to create a Windows bootable USB stick. The other PC has UEFI. I have tried many things and do not work: I have tried using the bootcamp, as ...
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(TCP?) My computer has trouble connecting to other services

Noticed that last night, my Discord voice channels would not connect (RTC connecting, then No Route), and League of Legends would not let me log in (Authenticating forever, but others could see my ...
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MacOS High Sierra user has no name: Can't access setting changes with authentication including name

Tried to change the User name on the account as directed by youtube video - entered a new name and clicked apply but the changes were never made and now if I click on the lock I need a username to ...
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In macOS can I show the program name in the title bar?

If I have a terminal window open and edit a file with vi, or cat a file. And I have textedit open with that or a similar file. The windows look very similar. The terminal doesn't say terminal in ...
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How to redownload macOS Mojave if software update claims the downloaded package is damaged?

Try to upgrade to macOS majave, but it claims the downloaded package damaged, how to delete it and redownload it?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...