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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 disable Aero in Windows 8.1

My friend has a macOS computer and he wanted me to fix it. As soon as I used it for the first time, I really got hooked to the theme. So, I downloaded a Yosemite transformation pack and there is this ...
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How to toggle caps lock on Mac OS when it is remapped?

I remapped Caps Lock to Escape in system preferences. My macbook has a touch bar and it doesn't allow editing the "esc" button to caps lock. Is there a way to toggle caps lock? Either through touch ...
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Is there a way to increase the size of letters count on Gmail favicon?

I am looking for a way to increase the font size for letters counter on gmail favicon - For Chrome on MacOs plz Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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iTerm2 dynamic tab color for specific processes

I'm looking for a way to have tab color change based on the process running in the tab. For instance, when I run a Rails server, iTerm recognizes that there's an instance of ruby running. Could I ...
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Drag & drop list of files to automator app spawns one app per file

I have created simple Automator app and want to process files that are drag&dropped on it (merge subtitles into mkv files). The problem is, when I d&d eg 8 files on this app, the app is ...
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Webstorm 2018.3 lagging on mac

after update from webstorm 2018.1 to 2018.3 the huge lags appeared. The processor loaded only 10-25%, 2-3gb ram also not used. Why webstorm don't use more resources if it necessary? My custom VM ...
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Mac OS File Sharing and Windows Client (Permission)

I've a Mac Mini which I want to use as file server. I've the following directory structure that I want to share: Public <-- shared (UserA and UserB readonly; Admin is owner) |- FolderA <-- (...
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How do I install a deprecated SDK so xcode can use it as a build target?

My development machine is hardware limited to El Capitan. 10.11.6 is plisted as my minimum target however it is not available in the build settings panel. I downloaded the macOSX10.11SDK to my Library>...
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Mac OS X - exFAT file modification time issue

I've encountered a weird issue with rsync (without -c, therefore involving rsync's "quick check" algorithm) copying already synchronized files over and over again to an exFAT formatted drive. The ...
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Macos Automator action on button press [closed]

I want to create the following script using automator: in 'application-name' on shift button pressed 2 times within 'time-interval' press shift buttons 2 times Could you please give me some advice ...
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Possible solutions for “-bash: ./bolt: cannot execute binary file”?

users, I hope some of you have an idea on how I can fix the following issue. What I am trying to do: I am trying to install/use a software called BOLT-LMM from a *.tar.gz file downloaded here as ...
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Extend Window Beyond Bottom of Screen on MacOS

I would like to extend one of my application windows below the bottom of the screen. I can easily extend it beyond the left/right sides (simply drag it to one side, then resize, and repeat), however I ...
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MacBook Pro can't connect to Bluetooth speaker after upgrade to latest macOS

After I upgraded to the latest version of macOS, my MacBook Pro can't connect to a Bluetooth speaker. I have tried removing the device in System Preferences and re-pairing and reconnecting, but that ...
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How to configure MacOS Network settings per user

I want to have different network settings for separate users in MacOS Mojave. The setting I'm changing is in Settings -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies When I make a change, it is applied to all ...
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Disk corrupted after failing FileVault decryption

Yesterday my 13inch 2016 MacBook Pro with 500G storage space notified me that my storage was almost full. I checked "About This Mac/Storage" and found out that "System" took more than 200GB of space. ...
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Upgrading PHP from 7.1 to 7.2 with Homebrew in macOS but still seeing PHP 7.1

I am trying to upgrade my PHP version from 7.1 to 7.2 on macOS and with Homebrew. I did the following steps: brew install php72 brew services stop php71 brew unlink php71 brew link php72 brew ...
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Volume control per audio device on Windows

I am used to the nice feature of MacOS X that has separate volume control per device (Speakers and Headphones). Is this possible on Windows 10 as well? Example When I mute the sound of my speakers, ...
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How to repair .zip files?

To begin with, I don't know a single thing about coding, computers, etc. It'd be nice of computer masters if my question could be answered in detail (ex: type this in, screenshot, if possible). First ...
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“python” points to Python 2.7 under macOS Homebrew

I'm trying to setup and run server through Django, but I can't seem to make Python 3.7.2 replace Python 2.7.14.
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%? (USB C connector)

Following from this question and answer (https://superuser.com/a/1130375/979099) - Does anyone know the equivalent power cord trick for newer macs?
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VLCKit Screen capture on mac

I am trying to use VLCKit to capture my mac screen but I have no clue how to do it. currently I tried to use VLCMedia * media = [VLCMedia mediaWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"screen://"]]; ...
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How to disable processor cores in MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra v10.12.3?

I need to disable one of the cores in my machine for application testing purposes. I'm running macOS High Sierra v10.12.3 Note: A 10 year old answer can be found in… http://hints.macworld.com/article....
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How to get rid of blue execution mark in Xcode 10

Is there a way to disable the blue ribbon in Xcode 10? Or at least change its color? It is kind of annoying. By "blue ribbon" I mean the blue strip you see from lines 1 to 13.
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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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Error: Disk Utility can’t repair this disk, on MacOS @ MacBookPro

I was trying to recover data from a SSD taken off from another 2015 Retina MacBookPro (i.e., SSD has CoreStorage). I inserted this SSD to an external SSD-to-USB disk container, and plugged it in ...
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How to copy a nix-env profile using nix-copy-closure?

I am using nix-env with multiple channels and local overrides to install packages on macOS and Nixos Linux on multiple computers. Sometimes I exclude packages from updates, because of problems. All ...
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How can I detect which process opened a URL on macOS

As embarrasing as this is, I have a virus on my mac. Whoops. The virus keeps opening up URLs in my default browser (which I can switch). I am hoping to trace which program opened the URLs. Which ...
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Slow streaming over WiFi (local devices)?

I'm trying to stream Macbook desktop (AirPlay) with AppleTV over TP-Link TL-WR940N router and the connection is pretty bad. I also tried to transfer a movie clip between Windows PC and the AppleTV - ...
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How can I mount a case insensitive ISO image on OS X?

I am trying to install a Windows program using wine on OS X from an ISO but since the default filesystem on Windows is case insensitive and the ISO is mounted case sensitive, the installer is unable ...
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How do I set up SSH to transfer files from my local machine to a shared server with rsync?

I have been directed here from Stack Overflow, so please be aware that I am coming from a web dev background with limited knowledge of DevOps. I am learning Gulp and node.js and want to use it to ...
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Disk visible system_profiler but neither diskutil nor Disk Utility can see it

I have an external USB disk that is not responding (macOS). It was making clicking noises earlier, but now it sounds normal. It powers up to a solid blue light, and sounds normal. edit It does that ...
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How to connect k750 logitech keyboard without USB?

I have a k750 keyboard that I would like to connect to a computer via Bluetooth. I know normally you'd just plug the dongle in but is it possible to forgo that and connect using my laptops bluetooth? ...
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What are the possible repurcussions of unplugging an eGPU without ‘ejecting’ it?

So, at least on macOS, your computer may complain when you simply unplug a Thunderbolt / PCIe GPU: I've basically been ignoring this, so far — when my computer is asleep, it takes a substantial time ...
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Gstreamer timestamp issues on macOS Mojave

I noticed something very weird on several machines running macOS Mojave. When installing Gstreamer with brew: brew install gstreamer gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad gst-plugins-...
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What's the difference between “-h” and “--help”? [closed]

Sometimes I see -h is a manual for a application, and sometimes I find --help in the manual. What is the difference between them? Is there any history/story about this?
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How do I securely erase an SSD that is already formatted?

I'm trying to sell my 2015 MacBook Pro, but first I need to securely erase my SSD. All the help I find online only seems to talk about how to do a cryptographic erase on an SSD. Writing zeros to ...
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QtCreator - How to convert .ui file to .py file on Mac?

How do I convert my .ui files generated by QT Creator to .py files? I used to convert the .ui files to .py files using a .bat file on windows: @echo off for %%f in (*.ui) do ( echo %%f C:...
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clang -Xlinker -v reports error: linker command failed with exit code 1

When I run: [user]$ clang -Xlinker -v from command line I get: @(#)PROGRAM:ld PROJECT:ld64-409.12 BUILD 17:47:51 Sep 25 2018 configured to support archs: armv6 armv7 armv7s arm64 i386 x86_64 x86_64h ...
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Laravel 5.7 Database Migration and Missing Vendor Directory

I realize this question has been asked more than once, but no solution I've found has worked. Apologies for my inability to parse out a solution from the broader web. When I attempt to run php ...
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Downgrade to Java 8 from Java 10 on Mac so that Netbeans can work

I have java version 8, but when I type java -version in terminal I am getting java 10 version. I want my java version 8 back. In System Preferences, it is Showing Java 8 but when I see in terminal it ...
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What does COMMAND enclosed by `()` mean in ps output?

I see things like (wget) in the ps output COMMAND column without command line options. Normally, there should be command line arguments. But those with () does not have any options. Does anybody know ...
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How do I make Windows Steam work properly using WineBottler on macOS v10.13.6 (17G3025)

I've just installed the latest WineBottler v2.0 from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads I clicked on the supplied Steam install button, and ended up with a new application in my application ...
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Enable ssh to my computer from outside through Port forwarding

Update It's working actually, I had to adjust my local IP address, which is constantly changing. So sorry for the inconvenience. I can ssh to my computer1 from my computer2 on my local network, using ...
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cp matching files in CLI on OSX with path slightly modified

I am trying to find a command that finds and copies files with a given name to a another folder but with a slightly different path. For e.g. there are 4 copies of PNG files named ic_arrow.png app/...
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How to force MacBook Pro to use a particular Wi-Fi network for Internet connections while I am using another Wi-Fi network for a LAN?

I have connected my MacBook Pro to two Wi-Fi networks via two separate adapters. One is my Internet network and the other is a local network with some devices. My MacBook Pro Wi-Fi card is connected ...
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How to change MAC address on Mac OS Mojave 10.14 so that my internet keeps working as usual?

I'm visiting a certain place (family home) at a certain time (Xmas) and I was downloading a large media file from a fairly popular site with sailor references :) After downloading 14% of the file, ...
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Can not do anything with GitHub remotely

Now, my version is 10.14.3 Beta (18D32a). Since I updated the previous version, As long as I run git clone or git push command, it will lead to: fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/user/...
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Network proxy settings is ignored when vpn is on

I need a proxy for some content filtering enabled on my computer, so I've setup a proxy in Network preferences. Even when I turn off my local proxy software, the web browsing works, although I'd ...
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com.apple.timezone.auto.plist moved in 10.14

In previous version of macOS you use to be able to toggle turning on and off the "Set time zone automatically using current location" from terminal by use this sudo defaults write /Library/...