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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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Do I need to enable TRIM in all OS if multibooting?

I multiboot. Does one OS issuing TRIM to my SSD cover all partitions or not? I have a MacBook Pro (Core2Duo version 2.1 - late 2007) with the HDD replaced with a SSD. I am multi-booting it with ...
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repair HFS+ corruption using known file size and ino numbers

I've had a very strange corruption on a volume : all the files & folders are here, and all have 0 bytes, in lieu of the TBs of data it should contain. Usual solutions (diskUtility repair, fsck, ...
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Is there a way to show an outline around the mouse cursor on mouse down on OSX?

Is there a way to visually show when the mouse is down or up in OSX? This would be OS wide. For example, the trackpad has different click pressures and I want to see when the mouse is down. I would ...
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Facebook on Mac Opera - blank pages, errors in Developer's Console

Since few days I encounter issues with Facebook... I am unable to see Notifications, Messenger... I even don't have the 'publish' widget present on my fanpage. Opera Developer's console contains ...
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Changing the font size of Tab information in Iterm

I use a High Resolution external monitor at work and increase the font size in my terminal for better visibility. But the text on the tab bar is stuck at the default size. Changing the font size does ...
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Can't upload to VMWare vCenter 6.7 datastore due to certificate, OSX

Using HTML5 webclient in updated Chrome and Firefox. Using vCenter 6.7 with self signed certificate. When trying to upload a file, it gives the error unsupported due to untrusted certificate. How ...
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Mac OSX 10.14 - Swap modifier keys fn and control

I managed to make the fn modifier key behave as ⌘ command. But I can't map the ⌘ command (or ^ control) to the fn handler. I need to access this handler for forward backspacing (delete), among other ...
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How to make “cd …” goup two directories?

So, currently on macOS I have aliases set up like this... alias ...='cd ../..' alias ....='cd ../../..' This allows me to go up multiple directories by typing in ... in my terminal. However, in my ...
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How to make Option key work on Visual Studio Code on macOS

I want to use Option+F to forward a word on Visual Studio Code on macOS. How to make it work?
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How to ensure that a malware has been removed completely from MacOS? [duplicate]

Recently, I downloaded the Photoshop Downloader and the installer seemed very suspicious. I was completely out of my mind as I proceeded with the installation and a popup asked me for permission to ...
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MacOS: mounting password-protected sparsebundle doesn't ask for password

I have an encrypted, password-protected sparsebundle that I occasionally mount and unmount from the terminal. I want the system to ask for the password every time I mount it, but for some reason it ...
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How to get process command line arguments in execsnoop

I need to log the process start events with the command line arguments. There's ps au which prints the command line for the processes which are currently running. There's execsnoop which prints the ...
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How can I recover after deleting libc++?

I stupidly deleted libc++ from my Mac (Mojave 10.14 on a 2015 MacBook Air). I had several versions and wanted to just use the newest... but now nothing works. The kernel panicked and for a while, it ...
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Connect a Mac to VPN via SSTP without routing internet traffic

I have a Mac running MacOS Mojave. I need to connect to my work's VPN via SSTP so can't do it with the OS' default software. I have found iSSTP and am currently using that and can connect (although it'...
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Mac OS Mojave : finder doesn't show files

I have a strange behavious of the finder since I have he last mac os : finder doesn't see recently created files. I am wondering either it can be linked with softwares like oneDrive or GoogleDrive ...
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What is nodePipe.sock file and is it safe to remove it?

I found files named nodePipe*.sock in my home directory. Can I remove them safely? ~ ll | grep sock srwxr-xr-x 1 myself staff 0B 8 26 17:20 nodePipe32098.sock srwxr-xr-x 1 myself staff ...
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Laptop produces rhythmic sounds

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) started producing weird rhythmic sounds. It starts making the sound right from the boot up, and repeats every ~5 seconds. Here's a sample: https://yadi.sk/d/...
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How to selectively route traffic for Cisco IPSec on macOS Mojave?

I am working from home and have to be connected to our Cisco VPN to access certain websites, such as self-hosted GitHub. Is there away to configure the VPN to only be used for self-hosted GitHub and ...
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How to find out which network device is used to reach a given server

I have an overly complicated developer network setup with Ethernet, WLAN and VPN. I can connect to certain server but I need to know which actual network device / router was used to make the ...
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Can't cd into directory with space in its name, even with quotes or escaping

In a bash shell on a MacOS machine, I can see by typing ls that there is a director Application Support: $ ls Accounts FontCollections PreferencePanes Application Scripts Fonts ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN client keeps disconnecting on UNIX systems (Windows works)

I have a strange problem with Cisco AnyConnect VPN client using my MacOS 10.14.1 on my home network. When I connect through it to desired network, it disconnect after few seconds. I am not able to ...
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How to run apache-flink 1.6.2 in localhost?

I installed apache-flink (1.6.2) using Apache’s Flink quick start tutorial. Actually I installed it using this command: brew install apache-flink Now, I want to run flink in my localhost (More ...
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Create bootable usb with mojave from UBUNTU

I have downloaded dmg file with mojave. I got usb flash stick (8 gb). Formatted it to hfs+ Converted dmg to iso and have burned it with dd command. But my mac doesn't recognize that bootable usb. Is ...
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How to restore OS X system from copied data [duplicate]

My OS X partition (APFS) is corrupted by my mistake - i wanted to change windows partition size in windows. Now osx think that it's 'windows recovery' partition and windows see this like RAW Partition....
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OS X can't boot after Windows patrition size change

I run into big problem. I was not aware that bootcamp may do this: I wanted to reduce windows patrition, so i've used Esus partition manager free to this smaller. After restatt, windows booted by ...
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How to reassign the keyboard shortcut for Application Switcher using Karabiner

I've been forcibly converted into a Mac user after three decades on PCs. I can mostly live with the change, but the keyboard shortcuts are killing me. I've already fiddled around with the shortcuts I ...
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running f2py in terminal results in permission denied

Hi I have python and bumpy installed on my OS X using home-brew. But when I try to run zsh: command not found: f2py trying to link using home-brew gives me the error Linking /usr/local/Cellar/...
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Cmd + Tab changes desktop on Mojave

After updating system to Mojave when I use Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it behaves strangely. I have opened many Chrome windows on different desktops. When I have focus for example on Sublime Text, ...
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in OSX ability to make any window modal or always in front

One particular feature I love in Ubuntu is the ability to right click almost any open window and make it always stay in front, even when you click away. Is there a way, perhaps using a utility, to do ...
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.dev domains don't resolve

I noticed today that no .dev domains will resolve in any browser on my MacBook while trying to access web.dev; they all say “__.dev refused to connect.” I did a quick google search for site:.dev, and ...
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How to access files found inside an “invisible” or “nameless” directory (using terminal)?

Context of the problem: The other day I had my USB borrowed and got it's contents modified by some type of minor malware I'm guessing. I could no longer find my files but they were taking up space. ...
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Can't erase folder

sudo rm -rf Doesn't work: rm: .../abc: Directory not empty which is. ~/Desktop/abc $ ls -anw total 0 drwxr-xrwx 3 501 20 96 Nov 4 20:30 . drwx------+ 11 501 20 352 Nov 11 23:34 .. ~/...
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Setting protective permissions and ACL’s in Mac os or Unix for a veracrypt or KeepassXC “Keyfile”

I am running Mac OS, and use both veracrypt and keypassxc to safely store passwords and documents. For both programs, there is an option to unlock your data (Keepass Database, or Veracrypt encrypted ...
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how and why do “cpgz” files appear out of regular zip files?

for some reason under Mac OSX HIGH SIERRA I have noticed that once functioning .zip files are turning up with "cpgz" at the end of the file.(funny_movie.zip.cpgz) I have a feeling it has something to ...
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Why do my screen colours change when I plug in the charger?

https://youtu.be/mN9NZU9uJHQ Most noticeable is the red colour, on the import statements. When my charger plugs in it gets a little brighter, as if it's suddenly a bolded font. It's different to ...
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How to edit protected files on mac

I've just bought a new mac, I'm trying to edit the DockMenus.plist file from Dock.app to remove finder from dock like I've done with my previous macs. However, on saving, vim prompts this error: "...
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How do I convert from MMM-DD-YYYY to YYYY-MM-DD in Excel for Mac 2019

I've found similar threads but they haven’t quite worked for what I’m trying to do. Current data is in the form MMM-DD-YYYY within one cell, recognized by excel as ‘Number’ then sub category ‘general’...
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Find fails with “Too Many Arguments” in Shell Script, but not if run directly in a Terminal

I have a work station that stores images temporarily before compressed versions are uploaded to a server for safe keeping. I have an interest in deleting old files once a day at 3 AM using a script ...
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Sharing Mac but making sure the data can only be read

I am required to find a way to share my entire Mac with a potential buyer, since there is a lot of code involved that we want to guard I need to find a way to share my Mac with them without them being ...
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SSH fails on macOS Mojave 10.14.1

After updating to Mojave 10.14.1, all ssh connections fail: terminal ssh, scp, git, etc., all get a "broken pipe": ssh myserver -v OpenSSH_7.8p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3 debug1: Reading configuration data /...
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Set Bridge Adapter for Virtualbox VM on MacOS 10

I have a 2018 macbook pro with 10.14 OS. I tried to set up a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu through Bridge-adapter mode (need the VM been seen on network). My macbook is connected to network through WiFi. ...
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FFMPEG not found on MACOS 10.13.6 after a brew install

I want to use ffmpeg to convert a video into a gif. I have installed it with brew using brew install ffmpeg --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-frei0r --with-libass --with-libvo-...
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Using a macbook, is there a way to make it so one key will create an open apostrophe and another will create a closed apostrophe?

I am "transliterating" Arabic so the apostrophes have nothing to do with apostrophe function. The open apostrophe represents the Arabic letter ع and the closed apostrophe represents the Arabic letter ...
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Disabled screen lock on macOS

Is there a way to disable the default behavior for macOS (10.13/10.14) of locking the screen x-amount of time after the screensaver or sleep begins? I have some Mac Minis in a computer lab. People ...
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A program takes up so many ram space on my mac [duplicate]

Recently, I found that my mac is laggy. I opened up Activity Monitor and there is a program called PDNcdNjo which takes 7 GB of ram even though I only have 4GB of ram in my computer. I closed the ...
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List main folders that contain non changed folders and files since a specific date macOS

I want to list the main folders in a directory that all their subfolders and files have a modified date older than a specific date. Any advice? I've tried this: find . -type d -newermt '7/15/09' from ...
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Unexpected file modifications on external exFAT SSD

After moving an external drive from I have a 1TB external SSD with a single exFAT partition. I plugged this into Mac OS X and write about 250GB worth of files. File contents seem normal. After ...
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Mojave SSH failure

have some weird issues regarding SSH access. I just reinstalled a brand new Mac with macOS Mojave. After configuring my ssh keys, i can connect to both of my Linux servers (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and ...
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Security considerations for buying a used OSX machine?

Im looking at a used OSX machine, but have concerns over security of a used machine. The machine in question is a 2012 Macbook Pro laptop, with a removable HD and Ram and battery, this is one of the ...
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Why can I cat /dev?

I can cat /dev, I can ls /dev, I can't less /dev. Why does cat let me cat this directory but no other directories?