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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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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/...
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MacOS High Sierra: Low Disk Console Error When Running Jar

I've created a number of small Java games that I would like to produce on Game Jolt, but when I use Intellij to build a Jar file, it doesn't run. It seems to start, based on the animation displayed in ...
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Xcode 10.1 (10B61) not loading tests

in Xcode I create a new fresh iOS project (Single View App) with XCTest and XCUITests. When I select the test tab, the text "Loading tests..." stays and never goes away showing the actual tests (see ...
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Why is the quiet option -q in OSX security command not quieting anything?

I'm using the OSX command line tool security to remove an entry from the keychain like this: security -q delete-generic-password -l "name.of.my.app" The -q is supposed to remove all stdout and stderr ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Spectre/Meltdown

I have a question about the Spectre/Meltdown security on Mac. To mitigate the problem I guess also the microcode update of the processor is needed. How does Apple handle this? Do I need to update ...
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Why macOS Spotlight window arbitrary close after typing a few characters?

I have an issue again with the macOS Spotlight that causes it to suddenly close when I am typing the search criteria, making it impossible to see any search result. It is a significant issue for all ...
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Install TesserOCR package on python virtualenv

I am trying to install a python wrapper for Tesseract OCR https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract. I have found this python package https://github.com/sirfz/tesserocr and followed the installation ...
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Program barcode scanner to work in a macOS browser [migrated]

Website uses a standard HTML accessKey property to move the cursor to specified field and enter scanned barcode. The accesskey being used is ]. I can program the barcode scanner (Zebra DS2208) to work ...
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How do I auto join this network without entering the username and password every time

Or at least get the apple keychain to input the username and password for me. (This is a network I connect to every day and every time I do, this window pops up and makes me re-input username and ...
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Blocked websites on macOS host but not on Win7 virtual machine

In China there in the Great Firewall which blocks i.e. youtube. Fortunately in my university in China someway they provide access to youtube, so students can use youtube by means of campus wifi. I ...
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How to modify mouse acceleration curve on Windows to make it more MacOS-like?

This question is a reverse of Make Mac OS X mouse acceleration more Windows-like . I used to work on MacOS and feel its mouse acceleration fits me better. Now I tried to get myself used to it on ...
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How to discard a part of a MP4 with ffmpeg

Is there a way to slice out a 5 minute portion of an MP4 file with ffmpeg? My attempt at running the following gives me the section I want to remove in hateley2.mp4. ffmpeg -ss 01:02:00.000 -i ...
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How can I create disabled-password user accounts on macOS?

On Linux I can create users with disabled passwords, so that no one can log in with them: $ adduser --disabled-login <username> It's useful for creating special users for some processes (e.g. ...
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Umlauts in terminal-notifier MacOS

OSX-Mojave. I have a simple script: #!/bin/bash key="..." text="$(echo $(pbpaste) | sed "s/[\"\'<>]//g")" translate="$(/usr/local/bin/wget -qO - "https://translate.yandex.net/api/v1.5/tr.json/...
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how to bind left/right click to mouse wheel up/down in mac os?

Ive been researching for days, for some app or script to let me bind mouse clicks to the mouse wheel in mac os (high sierra/mojave). On windows, xmousebuttoncontrol works wonders, and also there is ...
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What does the thin line on my macOS dock designate?

What does the line between FaceTime and my VPN app indicate? I notice that I can bring some apps from one side to the other but not vice versa. I am running macOS 10.14.1. Thanks!
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Is it able to use Internet Explorer with Docker?

I am a web application programmer and I have to build a test environment for IE 9 (test for compatibility). My host machine is macOS Mojave, so I have to use some platform which is able to install ...
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(On a mac) - VirtualBox not able to access the .vmdk file for a usb virtual machine

When selecting my virtual disk in virtualbox, the error reads as in the photo. I have done this successfully while "sudo -b"-ing the executable in the app, but I need the file to be under my user.
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Slack startup pauses on disconnected network drives on mac

On macOS 10.12.6, I have a network drive added as a Login Item so that it's available when I'm on the same network as the drive. It's also in my Favorites in Finder. If I'm not on the same network as ...
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Is there any way to check the SSD of a MacOS in binary / hexadecimal?

Macs are based on UNIX as far as I know. Thereby I was wondering if there was any way of checking the entire content of the SSD of a macOS in binary or in hexadecimal. EDIT: I know about xxd and such ...
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Google Cloud Printers not showing up in Chrome Desktop

If i go to google.com/cloudprint i can see all of the printers I have enabled cloud print on that are linked to my google account. I have 7 printers in total in my cloud print dashboard. When im in ...
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Some home devices won't connect to the Internet unless the router is restarted

I've been using the CBN CH7466CE router provided by Vodafone for more than 2 years now. The router normally serves 2 phones (iOS and Android), 3 laptops (2x macOS, 1x Windows), and a smart-tv. Since I ...
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macOS files 0 KB in size, what is corrupting them?

Today I searched for files that were 0 KB in size after finding one by accident. I found 905 files that were 0 KB; everything from photos and sounds to useless cache.db files. The oldest zeroed ...
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VirtualBox enables microphone input when booting VM on macOS Mojave

Since upgrading to macOS Mojave, VirtualBox seems to activate the microphone input when I boot a VM (via Vagrant). This annoys me because when the microphone is activated, my headphones switch into ...
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Matching multiple path-components with `find`

Let's say I want to find all the node_modules folders in my Code directory: find ~/Code -name 'node_modules' -type d But what if I want to find all the setup folders, that themselves are inside test ...
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Filezilla on Mac: yubikey authentication?

I am trying to connect to a remote server over ssh using a YubiKey smartcard device. The device contains a GPG authentication key to be used. This works flawlessly on commandline, but I cannot get ...
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Is there a way on macOS to take a screenshot of a region and paste it in a single action?

I do software QA. I may take hundreds of screenshots a day at times. What I'd like to be able to do is press one key combination that would Bring up a mouse cursor to select a rectangular screen ...
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Specific Wifi network connection history in OSX

Is there a way to see the history of connections to a specific wifi network in the last couple of months for example?
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Is it possible to have docker running inside of virtualbox on OSX host?

I am running windows server 2016 in virtual box for my testing needs Docker seems to allow running diff environments in containers, therefore Inside of my OSX 10.14.1 host can I run docker in windows ...