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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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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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OS X: let scutil use stored secret when connecting L2TP VPN

This is a follow-up question of Start configured VPN from command line (OSX). I tried the answer by @encoded, which suggests the following command: scutil --nc start [A-name-of-VPN-configuration-...
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Change compile flags for Homebrew

We're building a large C++ application on OS X Yosemite 10.10. This application relies on a number of third-party libraries which we install using Homebrew prior to building our application. Our ...
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Mac OS X routing table protection

I'm looking for a way to protect my Mac OS 10.8 routing table. After connecting to my employer's network using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, a bunch of new routes are installed into my ...
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Why is Google chrome on OSX resizing the app when autohidden apple menu bar is shown instead of overlapping it?

I am on mac os 10.12.6 and I keep my Apple menu bar on auto hide. When an app is in fullscreen mode and I move my mouse towards the top of the screen causing the Apple menu bar to display, it overlaps ...
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OSX: gpg command error, dyld: Library not loaded:

After I migrating my MacBook, I found out I miss the command gpg. And it threw this error when I wanted to install rvm ⋊> ~ gpg 15:...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest folder/...
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How can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, 10.0.0.1/255....
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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Replace or disable OS X dns cache?

I'm having trouble with OS X's dns cacher and I'm wondering if it's possible to simply disable it or replace it with a better / more configurable program? I don't suppose it's as easy as deleting an ...
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macOS Google update fails with “Agent is running as user id 502, which is not the console user. Bailing”

I am using an iMac with High Sierra (10.13.2). There are some problems with it running slowly and as part of the investigation have looked at the system.log file. Google Software Update seems to be ...
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Running OSX as a syslog server

I want to receive the logs from my router (an ASUS RT68U) on my laptop (OSX 10.9). It supports syslog and OSX has ASL (a superset of syslog, apparently). I've followed the instructions in OS X Lion as ...
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VNC from MacOS screen sharing to linux Ubuntu

I’m trying to screen share from a MacBook to a VM running Ubuntu on Parallels on a MacBook Pro on the same network. I can ssh to it fine, but using the same account and IP address in MacOS screen ...
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How to paste into selected folder using “Path Finder” on Mac?

Using the Mac app, Path Finder, how can I paste a file into a folder I've selected with my keyboard? By "selected", I mean it gets highlighted with a blue background. I'm looking to do this without ...
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Can I use only 2 of 3 displays with VMWare Fusion? OSX host, Win8.1 guest

I am using VMWare Fusion 7.1.3, OSX 10.10.5, and Windows 8.1 on my MacBook pro 13" (early 2015) with 2 external displays. I want to have Windows full screen on the two external displays, leaving the ...
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How to paste passwords to terminal for use with SSH?

Hi I am trying to complete the overthewire challenges. They require you to extract passwords and login as different users to proceed. Passwords are quite lengthy and I am not able to paste the in in ...
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Vertical split view and quadrants?

In OS X El Capitan is it possible to use split view in anything other than a horizontal configuration. I usually work with two 1080p monitors side by side meaning that a horizontal split view has ...
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OSX Memory readings from vm_stat and Activity Monitor.app do not agree

I am trying to write a script to monitor memory status. Here is what I have so far: # Memory Usage ramactive=$(vm_stat | grep "Pages active" | while read a b c; do echo "$((${c%?}*4096/1024/1024))"; ...
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Name a tab in iterm2, even with pane splits

I see there are solutions to name tabs in iterm2 when there is a single pane, but it doesn't work well with multiple panes/splits. So if I have two terminals open in a split under a tab, I would need ...
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Bug with resizing panes in tmux when using ZSH

I am using Tmux with ZSH and have a problem when trying to resize panels. I am currently using these bindings to resize panels as I work: unbind-key M-j ; bind-key -n M-j resize-pane -D 1 ...
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Wierd screen colors when waking mac from sleep

I have mac mini with two monitors and sometimes when I wake it from sleep I get this weird screen: This is a normal screen: This isn't a big issue (at least I hope so) as it goes back to normal ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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Multiple linked sessions/instances of Vim and R with Vim-r-plugin

OSX 10.8. MacVim + Vim-r-plugin = Vim sends commands to R. Awesome! (Note I'm here asking about using MacVim and R.app (i.e. w/ Gui), not either in a terminal, since for this purpose I need both to ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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Is it possible to replace Forticlient with the native Mac OSX networking tools to connect to a VPN?

Because I don't like FortiClient software, it installs a daemon running all times, and I just really want to run the app when I do need to connect to the VPN (once a month), not really have it use ...
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adding symbolic link to os x finder sidebar

I'd like to add a symbolic link to the OS X finder sidebar, but when I do so the sidebar follows the link and creates a direct link to the target folder. This is not what I want, the reason I use a ...
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How to hide the dock on one desktop but make it visible in others?

I have 3 desktops with different apps and windows on. I want to set the dock to auto-hide in one of these but keep it visible in others. How can I achieve this? If I choose auto-hide, it becomes so ...
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MDS errors: “DiskStore: No block in wakeup” and “Ignored bogus fetch for MDSQueryWithBlockTask”

I've been getting tons of these entries in my system log. I can't find any indication of what they mean. I assume it's a problem with spotlight somewhere, and I've rebuilt the spotlight indexes, but ...
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OS X some files on SMB share are grayed out

On my Mac with OS X 10.6 I can mount and work on a SMB share without any problems. But some times some files on this share are grayed out. If I double click on them nothing happens. If pull a grayed ...
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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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How to copy connections to other locations in Mac Network Preferences

The Problem: I want to be able to use selected connections in different Location(by Location I mean Location combo in Mac Network Preferences). I want to be able to find a connection in Network ...
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How can I make Mac Mail mark messages as read automatically?

I have rules set up that correctly filter messages into different folders, but for some reason no messages are marked as read.
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How can I decide to accept incoming connections or not in MacOs firewall?

Searching for the keywords "accept incoming connections" in ran into questions asking how to stop the message box keeping to pop up. I would rather like to know, quite generally, why application ...
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Unable to input UTF-16 characters in firefox

I want to insert greek characters, via a keyboard mapping I've made, when working in firefox (and Jupyter Notebook). I am able to use ctrl+cmd+space to add characters like 𝝭 𝝭 MATHEMATICAL SANS-...
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Computer name changes and interferes with handling of file locks in Emacs

Emacs handles file locks by creating a symbolic link, for example: > ls -la lrwxr-xr-x 1 miguel staff 25 Jul 20 18:21 .#test.md -> miguel@MiguelsMBP1004.548 In another folder with a ...
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What to do about the vmmap process in Mac OS X always hogging the CPU?

Hi I am running Mac OS X 10.13.5 High Sierra, and I have always had my Activity Monitor up. My computer would every now and then freeze for a few seconds completely and then act normal again. When ...
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Chrome tabs using 100% CPU, even though they're not open

I've noticed some strange behaviour with Chrome on OSX El Capitan recently. Google Chrome Helper will start using 100% CPU, and on closer inspection of the Chrome Task Manager, I see that tabs I don't ...
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How do I mount a raw APFS filesystem from the commandline on macOS?

Creating a raw image with an APFS filesystem in it is pretty straight-forward: $ hdiutil create -megabytes 1 -layout NONE -fs apfs -volname unicode unicode.dmg created: /Users/daniel/test/apfs/...
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Pinch to zoom got harder in MacOS 10.13.3 on MBP 2015

After the latest system update [10.13.3 (17D102)] on my MBP 2015 I mentioned that some of my touchpad settings were reset to default. After fixing them I mentioned that all the gestures work again ...
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How to use a specified number of monitors in VMware Fusion in macOS

This has been asked many times before, with the solution being fairly straightforward (e.g. Settings > Display, etc). Currently, VMware Fusion 10 provides an option to use all monitors in fullscreen ...
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Switch to Google Chrome app instead of opening a new window from command line in MacOS

Up until recently (before Feb 4th 2018 fo sure) I was able to switch focus to the active Google Chrome windows or run the app if it is not running with: open "/Applications/Google Chrome.app" Now ...
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What is compressed memory expressed as in relation to memory?

Compressed memory is obviously memory that is compressed to save space, but the macOS utility Activity Monitor and the UNIX utility top are ambiguous about what compressed memory is expressed as in ...
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Is it possible to tell iCloud Drive to ignore certain files and certain patterns?

I want some sort of a .gitignore equivalent to iCloud Drive, where I can tell it to ignore certain files and patterns like node_modules or some large_document.pdf that I don't necessarily want to sync....
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I have a very weird Virtualbox error and I don't know what it means

Basically, I have OS X in a VM on Virtualbox and when I put the screen in scaled mode (old 1366x768 laptop), I get the following error that doesn't seem to affect performance, since it has always been ...
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2 Factor Outlook accounts in OSX Mail?

I have been using a Mac as my primary workstation on a corporate network that is otherwise heavily invested in Microsoft. Rather than installing Microsoft Office, I have been reading my mail with ...
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How do I mark email as read when put into Archive on Outlook?

I'm using macOS 10.12.1 with Outlook 15.28.1. Is there a setting or simple solution to mark emails as read when I archive them? For now, I know I'm able to: Mark as read with Cmd+t Move to Archive ...