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Questions tagged [macos]

Apple's Unix-based operating system. Use for questions about the operating system or to provide OS context. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac]. Questions about using macOS on non-Apple hardware ("Hackintosh"), are off-topic.

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How to setup TOR as a network interface for VMs on Mac OS Mojave?

I am using VirtualBox and Whonix to create a secure way of letting a VM communicate only through TOR. However, I would like to setup TOR on the host Mac OS as a network interface so it can be selected ...
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Chrome changes keyboard shortcuts based on keyboard language

I'm using Chrome in my MacBook Pro (macOS 10.14.2). I have 2 input sources set up on my Mac, Arabic and English. For some reason, recently my Chrome decided to reverse the "next/previous tab" ...
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Redirect GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent Logging

I am debugging an issue on my Mac and I am therefore looking through the system logs. One thing I have noticed is the extreme abundance of multi-line messsages from GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent like the ...
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Python 3.7.1 Crashes When I Open File On Mac OS X

When I open a python file with IDLE 3.7.1, it crashes after a few seconds. Sometimes, if I run the script, it would not crash. Even if I don't do anything, it crashes. I'm not sure what is causing ...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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Switch TO specific input source

In Mac OS X, there is a keyboard shortcuts to switch between activated input sources. Is it possible to switch to a specific language? So if you have 3 input methods, you could have 3 shortcuts: Ctrl-...
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How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?

I'm trying to get photos off a Nexus 5 and into OSX. When I plug it in, it says "connected as a media device" on the device screen, but no USB drive shows up in Finder, no new folder shows up in /...
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Have 2 installations of firefox at same time

How can I have 2 different versions of firefox exist and not interfere with one another? The two version I want are: Latest, for normal use (sync with mobile, etc) v19, for compatibility with older ...
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How can I highlight text in Microsoft Powerpoint?

I have downloaded a presentation from Google Slides as .pptx and need to edit it. The slide contains highlighted text which displays correctly but I need to change the highlight colour and cannot ...
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How to add and remove subtitles in an MKV file?

I have a good quality MKV file that has several subtitle options. I want to add an additional subtitle file to the list. I'm using OSX. Some search online led me to use video converters, and ...
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Is it possible to change the transparency of an already open window in Mac OS X?

Specifically, I'd like to change the transparency of an already open Terminal.app window. I know I can change the settings and then open a new window, but I can't figure out how to make an already ...
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Why is bash completion being loaded so slow on OS X?

I don't understand why bash completion is loaded so slow on my MacBook Pro. I did the following in my ~/.bash_profile: echo "Loading BashCompletion..." if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; ...
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I can not restore with transmac

I'm trying to restore MacOS 'High Sieera' to usb using transmac on windows 7 now. However, the following alerts are displayed and can not be executed. The dmg file uses the file downloaded from here....
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Force browser (Chrome OR FireFox) to use specific network interface

I need to be able to view pages of my website from outside our network. I need to be able to use separate nameservers as well. Ive found the easiest way is to just launch an SSH tunnel, then I can ...
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Is there a way to determine what specific physical USB port a device is connected to in macOS?

I have a Nexus 7 tablet attached to a Mac Mini, and I need to figure out what port it is connected to. I am managing someone else’s code, in which they litearally define the port: /dev/tty.usbserial-...
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macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update failure

Through the 10.14.2 update process at my company I observed that about 10% of computers encountered an issue during the update that required us to wipe the disk in recovery mode before any macOS ...
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Mount USB drive as local folder on Mac

I bought an external 1TB USB drive and I want to make my Google Drive use the USB drive instead of my external disk. The reason why I want to do this is because my Google Drive account is 1TB and my ...
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Can I get a hash of the recovery partition on OSX to ensure it hasn't been tampered with?

I didn't have physical access to my machine (2008 macbook unibody 5,1, el capitan) and found out it had been tampered with (files destroyed on unencrypted hd). The missing files were 'only' artwork/...
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Is it possible to make direct ethernet connection between machines with iOS and Fedora? How?

I am trying to connect Macbook and notebook with Fedora using ethernet cable in order to make HTTP request, so far with no success. I am also unable to find any sufficient tutorial (for beginners at ...
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OSX: using CLI version of VLC

How can I use the CLI version of the VLC on OSX? After installing VLC on OSX, it works fine through the normal GUI process, spotlight, etc. Also, I know it's possible to do open bla.avi -a vlc ...
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MacOS Mojave, ISO images, and “no mountable file systems” error

I have a little Gigabyte BRIX that I'm trying to install Linux on. However, my Mac appears to be barfing on every ISO image I've downloaded. So far, I've tried Mint and Ubuntu (and even FreeBSD out of ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Is there a way to enable sound via HDMI on my TV Monitor from the MacBook Pro late 2010 (OSX 10.8.3)?

When connecting my MacBook Pro Late 2010 to my Samsung TV Monitor via HDMI there is no sound coming out, only picture. Alternatively when I'm using my dual-boot Windows 7 installed on the same machine ...
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Problems while installing libvirt-python on MacOS

I want to use libvirt library for installing a VM on a KVM. While installing libvirt library on Mac, I'm coming across an issue. I tried installing libvirt dependencies but to no use. Can you please ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu is slow (Mac OS X host)

My MacBook Pro is generally a fast machine (3.06 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM, 7200RPM hard drive) but VirtualBox 3.2.6 running Ubuntu 10.04 is just too slow compared to VMWare. What can I fiddle with ...
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Formating to exFAT (FAT64) w/o loosing data

I recently got a macbook air and I'm trying to make my external HDD to work with it. OSX supports reading from NTFS but unfortunately it doesn't allow writing. I need my files to be accessible on any ...
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MacOS Sierra cannot access AWS Ubuntu Desktop via RealVNC client and SSH tunneling

I need to access Ubuntu Desktop 18.x on AWS from my Mac. I have used putty and and am able to connect via ssh. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-...
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FCGI: attempt to connect to 127.0.0.1:9000 (*) failed Apache 2.4, PHP7.1-FPM with unix socket

I am trying to set up PHP7.1-FPM on MacOS Mojave! I followed this guide and got all the way through to the end when it stopped working. During searching Google I decided to try and use unix sockets ...
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Where can I edit the default video metadata that is store for an iMovie project?

Problem: I upload a series of videos to youtube and therefore I have created a Project in iMovie 10 (macOS). When I share to YouTube I define metadata like title, description, tags, etc. which are ...
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Mac OS File Sharing and Windows Client (Robocopy, File Attributes)

I've a MAC mini which I use as file server (shared folder over SMB) and I've a Windows 10 client. From the Windows 10 client I want to use the robocopy command to create a backup of all my files. The ...
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AutoHotkey: swapping modifier keys when a specific ahk_exe/process is active, regardless of ahk_class or window title

I am trying to make the windows and alt keys swap when I am using REAPER so that my shortcuts on the PC are typed the same (as in the same keyboard locations by muscle memory) as when I am using it on ...
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Getting warning when running AppiumDoctor in MAC OS X, node v11.6.0 is installed

It is a new install. After installing node.js, Java, I run appium-doctor and got these warnings. WARN AppiumDoctor ✖ opencv4nodejs cannot be found. WARN AppiumDoctor ✖ fbsimctl cannot be found WARN ...
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Macbook Pro Memory Errors that later do not show up anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina Display) which is out of warranty that I had very hard time to troubleshoot the root of the issue. One of the symptoms was that I had a lot of panic attacks every 1-2 ...
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How do I enable snap-to-grid by default on Mac OS X?

I'm setting up a new Mac, and when I drag icons on my desktop (or in Windows, if I switch them to icon view), the icons don't snap into place unless I hold the command key down. I can't recall how ...
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Atom - changing keyboard shortcuts for defult actions

the delete line function in the atom-editor on Mac is assigned to ^ + ⇧ + k. I've a two questions: How can I reassign this action to ⌘ + D? Follow-up with the first one, is there a ...
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Can I export mail rules from Outlook for Apple Mac to G Suite?

I'm an Outlook user for Mac and migrating soon to GSuite. I have a load of mail rules to keep my inbox tidy but I cant see how to export mail rules which I can then import into GSuite. Any ideas?
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Upgrading App bundle on MacOS which has daemon service/process running

I have developed an app bundle MyApp which has daemon process my-daemon-process' and plist file registered appropriately under '/Library/LaunhDaemons/com.my-app.plist'. Now, I have newer version of ...
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Powershell on Mac - Import-Module PartnerCenter fails

I need to use the PartnerCenter module for the PowerShell on a Mac. When i try to import the module with Import-Module -Name PartnerCenter PowerShell says Import-Module : Could not load file or ...
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macOS network upload being throttled?

Short story, we have had 3 techs and then an entire crew from our cable internet provider to verify our internet speeds on ethernet. The choke point in upload speed is our computer. They have tested ...
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Merge 4 audio input channels into two on macOS

I am trying to merge audio from two input sources (soundflower and a microphone), each with 2 channels, into a single 2 channel input sources for free. I've though of doing this 2 ways: Multi-Input ...
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Mac Pro late 2013 stucked, can't install mojave

Yesterday i was working normally on my mac and it got stuck, the display was frozen but the sound was working. I clicked the power button until it turned off and then i wasn't able to boot again. I ...
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YouTube video in Firefox sometimes plays, sometimes doesn't

Recently I've been having trouble playing video in Firefox reliably. Often the same video that played a moment ago, then won't play after navigating away and back. This is what I see instead: When ...
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Preview on macOS doesn’t open multiple PDF files in one window anymore?

Preview used to open multiple PDFs in one window - by selecting multiple files in finder, you could right-click and open all of them together. This was particularly useful to 1) get a total page count ...
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Mac Host: Windows 10 not running any programs & Audio not working

I've recently downloaded Virtualbox to run Windows 10 on my Mac. Upon downloading a program I will be using on this, it worked immediately. However, when I shut down the virtual machine and came back ...
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Are there image editing apps suitable for marking dimensions on mac? [on hold]

The input is pure image not CAD file. I need an app that can easily add dimensions info like those seen in CAD files on normal images. Nice feature for such app would be drag to make a bidirectional ...
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Load a driver before username/ password login screen on a Mac

I have a Wacom Intuos tablet and am trying to load the driver/ functionality so that I can use it at the Mac login screen (to enter my username and password). At present only my keyboard (and mouse) ...
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Chrome “Jump to Tab” shortcut broken with French Keyboard (OSX)

I've updated my OSX to Mojave yesterday, and Chrome's jump to tab function stopped working. As I have a french keyboard, my default numbers are & é " ' ( § è ! ç à, and when hitting shift, ...
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Why does my macOS always shutdown automatically after I left it?

My mac mini is macOS mojave, and my battery settings is as follows: But every time I left the computer for a while, it shutdowns automatically, what is the problem and how can I prevent it shutdown?
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macOS esc key doesn't work on my macOS mojave

Issue: the ESC key doesn't work Given I opened some dialogue, if I hit my ESC key, the dialogue didn't closed. Expected behavior: Before updating the mojave (I used high serria), I can close the ...
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Logitech Performance MX Mouse Jumps on OS X Lion (10.7.4)

I have a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse that I am trying to use with OS X Lion. Everything is working except for one problem... there is a small, but quite noticeable, jump when the mouse ...