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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Delete Info from multiple WORKBOOKS at once

I have a little over 7000 Workbooks that contain data. We are in the process of switching softwares and cleaning up the data so that we don't import any bad data into our new system. We have to get ...
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Is there any way to view previous passwords on a Macbook Pro, Big Sur 11.1

I recently changed my password, and I was wondering if there's a Terminal command to list previous passwords, just in case I wanted to change it back.
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Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29) (1).iso does not work on virtual box?

I tried to install Mac OS Big Sur on VBox but it failed. I do not know what to do because all the necessary installation steps ( for example: Extensionpack, enough CPU and GPU power, right USB ...
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Terminal opens with a command not found error

I checked the .bash_profile and .zprofile, but it is empty. Also .bashrc or .zshrc do not exist in my home directory. Terminal window
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Places where $PATH gets its value?

So I'm trying to clean up my environment path ($PATH) I know that $PATH gets its value from these places: /etc/paths /etc/paths.d /.zshrc /.bash_profile But it seems like there are more places that ...
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Why is there no audio input or output in macOS virtual machine? [closed]

I have a macOS Catalina Virtual Machine in VirtualBox on a Windows 10 host. I have enabled audio input and output for the vm, but in the vm, it says no audio devices. any idea?
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How to restrict mouse and graphics tablet to primary monitor?

I have a MacBook connected to a monitor as an extended display. I am using a wacom graphics tablet. I want to restrict the wacom to the primary display only and not move onto the secondary display. ...
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“No such file or directory: ~/.oh-my-zsh/oh-my-zsh.sh” even though file exists

I was trying to transfer my terminal setup (iTerm2, zsh, oh-my-zsh, omz themes) from an old MacBook to a new one. .zshrc real file is in Dropbox shared between the two laptops, and in each laptop ...
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Docker startup issue with monit on Mac OS

I am trying to use monit to start docker on boot in Mac OS. has anyone tried that before? I am running in to crashing issue on every reboot. Sometime its connetion refused error. Error response from ...
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Excel for macOS: Locate named ranges with errors

I'm using Excel for Mac version 16.44 on macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. When I try to edit a particular cell, I get the following error: Microsoft Excel ran into a problem while copying. Some ...
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OneNote scrolling for blank space

Currently on OneNote, when I reach at the bottom of my screen while I was taking down notes, I go and scroll for more blank space, but I could only go like 20% of the spaces, is there a way to scroll ...
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How to make a symlink of a folder which would be viable on other partition?

I have 2 partitions on my Mac - the first with Catalina and second with Big Sur. I would have to make a link to a folder which is located on my desktop on Catalina, then move that link to Big Sur ...
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How do I change a command PATH in macOS so I don't have to type out the entire PATH every time I want to run the command in terminal?

I'm following along with a Microsoft Machine Learning tutorial, here. I'd like to shorten the path so I don't have to run the command ~/.dotnet/tools/mlnet in terminal (I'm on MacOS), especially since ...
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MacOS concept of app open with zero windows

In MacOS, it is possible to close all open instances of an app and still not "quit" the app. For example, in a browser, I can close all tabs in all windows and still have the browser app ...
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Forward Port to localhost of host from VMWare VM

I have a server running at localhost:8081 on the host machine. From a VM, I would like to be able to visit http://localhost:8081 from a browser running inside of my VM and have that request forwarded ...
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Moving data between accounts on Mac

I recently upgraded to Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), from a much older version (El Capitan) that I'd been using for years. After the upgrade I had a lot of weird problems with apps hanging, but I've found (...
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Preventing shifting active windows to the left on reconnection to Windows 10 sessions with Remote Desktop

I use Remote Desktop on a MacBook Pro to connect to my Windows 10 machines. I'm using two external monitors for the Remote Desktop sessions. Every time I restart my connection to the Windows machines (...
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How to run `say` at a specified time with `at` on macOS?

Running echo "say hello" | at now+1 on macOS should enqueue a task to be executed one minute in the future: saying hello. Issuing say hello works fine, as does echo "touch a-file" |...
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How to execute a script when a volume is mounted in macOS

I have used this technique to back up my Time Machine backups to my Google Drive. I have a couple of issues remaining, and one of them is around automatically mounting my encrypted virtual Time ...
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Installing Mac OS Big Sur from bootable drive fails

I'm trying to install Mac OS Big Sur to MacBook Pro 13" 2018 from bootable USB drive. Install progresses to about 50% and then I get the notification "An error occurred loading the update.&...
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Multiple hardware devices with SSH and GPG agent

The SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable allows you to specify the socket path that can be used to talk to your hardware device like your Yubikey, secure enclave or other smart card. My dilemma is that ...
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Check what VM do inside managed Macbook [closed]

I work at IT in a big company, we have multiple macOS enrolled and managed (we use profiles for that). We have macOS users that working with Parallels VMs, the virtual macOS in Parallels is unmanaged (...
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Share VPN and Internet through ethernet

I'd like to share my VPN (corporate) and internet to my laptop as a single source from Windows 10 to Mac. The issue right now is that if I share my VPN to my mac, it won't have access to internet but ...
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ZFS Pool on internal ssd partition disappears after reboot, pre-existing partition (whatever it is) pops up instead

Mojave 10.14.6, OpenZFS installed with brew (OpenZFS on OS X 1.9.4 Mojave.pkg) By "disappears" here I don't mean "it's not imported", I mean actually, really disappears (no output ...
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Change Kind of file OS X

I have a file whose Kind value I would like to change from Document to Folder. The file was once upon a time a Folder. (In fact, a folder that was locked, though I don't know if that has any bearing ...
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SMART check on external USB hard disk on macOS

I recently tried getting smart status for my WD My Passport USB hard drive. I first ran $ smartctl -a /dev/disk3 but clearly the output was bound to be: smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [Darwin 18.7.0 ...
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Hiding Menu Bar does not work with macOS Big Sur with finder selected

I am on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 I have hidden the menu bar in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar > Automatically hide and show the menu bar It works when other apps are selected (in front) ...
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How to mound a directory on MacOS host to Windows guest in VMware?

I have a Windows 10 guest on VMware Fusion on MacOS. I want to share a directory on the host to the guest. Could anybody let me know how to do it? Thanks.
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OS X: are any shells started before I open the Terminal?

On OS X, I'm trying to understand the whole concept of shells. Specifically, when I log onto the computer but don't start up a Terminal, has a shell started? Does it then start up a different kind of ...
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dd vs diskutil: which is faster when it comes to writing zeroes?

When I want to erase a disk, both dd and diskutil are viable options. To erase a disk with dd, I usually run something like dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/$device bs=4096. The equivalent of this in diskutil ...
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MacOS X Catalina VM froze on boot

I am attempting to set up a MacOS X Catalina virtual machine on VirtualBox 6.1.16 r140961 (Qt5.6.2). I followed the guide at WikiGain and loaded into a UEFI interactive shell. I found a user in the ...
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How to increase the byte size of a file without affecting content?

Is there a way to easily and arbitrarily increase the byte size of a file without corrupting its content? For instance, by inserting dummy bytes. The file for my use case is of type png. I am on OS X, ...
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How to leave dev environment behind when transferring to a new Mac?

I would like to transfer my files and applications from an old mac to a new one, but there's a problem: the dev environment on the old one should be left behind. I don't want any of the .bash files or ...
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Has the behavior of using “Command+Tab” when using screen sharing changed in macOS Big Sur (11.1)?

This worked like a charm for a year: On my iMac, click “Share Screen” on my MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina (10.15.7). Whether in fullscreen or not, all the Command+Tab keystrokes switched between ...
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/usr/bin/top OS X 10.15.7 takes 15 seconds to start then uses 33% CPU

OS X 10.13 /usr/bin/top would start instantly and takes a couple % CPU at best. After upgrading to 10.15.7 Catalina, it takes literally 15 seconds for the proc info to come up and it is at the top of ...
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How to delete Safari cache using AppleScript?

I searched this forum and I can only find how to delete history! Yet, I am interested on how to delete cache from the "Develop" menu. I do not wish to "reset" Safari neither! I am ...
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Copy only the most-recently-modified files from Finder search results, preserving directory structure/hierarchies on macOS?

I found results for similar variations of this question, but none that really provided a solution for my specific case. I have a lot of preset files with a specific extension (.tfx) on a backup drive. ...
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wget crashes on MacOS Big Sur 11.1 (M1 Apple Silicon)

I get the same result from a homebrew installed version of wget and also a locally compiled one. when running wget it exits immediately with exit code 137 bash$ wget --help Killed: 9 zsh$ wget --help ...
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How can I preserve permissions when I copy to an external SSD in OSX?

When I copy files from my osx disk to an external SSD drive, for some reason all the permission bits are set to 1. Is there a reason why and a way to preserve the original permissions? I did this with ...
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Self-extracting exe file fails to extract on Windows 10, but works after moving it via a Mac

I downloaded self-extracting W.exe to a Windows 10 20H2 machine, but when I run W.exe to extract the archive, I get error: failed to extract archive (same result with security settings on/off). I ...
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MacBook WiFi not working after wake up

I'm facing a random issue with my MacBook Wifi, when the MacBook go sleep and then wake up, the WiFi is not working until I turn off and then turn on the Wifi connection again. Anyone can help on this?...
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macOS Big Sur - Change desktop wallpaper image (currently forced black)

I'm an admin on my macbook - And there's also an admin account that I don't have access to. I'd like to change my wallpaper image from a flat black image which I think is being forced on my by some ...
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Remote desktop from Windows to MacBook Pro with custom display resolution

I have a MacBook Pro I got from work and I want to remote connect to it from my pc. I did it with UltraVNC Viewer but I cannot set the resolution to the native one of my monitor. I also noticed it is ...
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Removing MorphVox audio drivers from macOS Big Sur

I installed MorphVox audio changer on my mac for testing, then I uninstalled it, but the audio drivers are still there, I can still see MorphVox speakers and microphone devices. Any tips how can I ...
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Why doesn't APFS support hard links?

I read somewhere that on MacOS if you install it using apfs, the hardlinks are converted to symlinks. Why did they do this? Is it a security concern?
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How do I check if there is malware intercepting copy command on macOS?

I recently installed LastPass on my macOS, and when I try to copy the password to my clipboard, it doesn't go to my clipboard, i.e. when I paste, it just gives the previously copied valued and not the ...
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Why am I getting an “Office Update Required” required message even though I have already upgraded Microsoft Office?

I am using a MacBook Pro with MacOS Big Sur (11.1). I have updated Office Suite to 16.44 20121301. Now I am left with the previous version of Microsoft Word 16.16 20101200 within Microsoft AutoUpdate (...
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How to bindkey Shift+Backspace to backward-delete-word?

I want to bind key ⇧ ⌫ to backward-delete-word in my zsh, so what is the corresponding bindkey command, please?
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Let the currently-running Photoshop on MacOS execute a script, by terminal command

In Windows, users can let the current-running Photoshop execute a JSX script by the following command line, for example: C:\path-to-Photoshop\Photoshop.exe D:\path-to-script-file\MyJsx.jsx I would ...
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RDP vs VNC - what exactly is the difference in regards to screen sharing?

I've been trying for way too many hours now to get a similar remote desktop experience as Windows -> Windows, but on Windows -> macOS. As far as I know from my testing, I need to use VNC if I ...

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