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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MacOS: Route to different gateways based on DSCP

I have two low bandwidth internet connections. I'd like to dedicate one to video conferencing (mainly with zoom and slack.) With macOS Mojave (10.14.5), is there any way to route traffic taking the ...
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HAproxy configuration on mac OSX

I'm trying to cluster two Apache servers with HAproxy load balancer but I didn't find the haproxy.cfg file and didn't find how to start haproxy services. I'm a beginner on MACOS. Thanks in advance.
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MacOS Catalina keyboard layout

After Catalina upgrade I have noticed my keyboard layout is different. I was using Croatian (e.g. Y was Z, @ was opt+shift+2). Now it is switched to "Croatian - PC" which resembles Windows keyboard ...
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OS X Catalina permission

it's my first question here so I apologize if this is not the right section. I uploaded my Mac to Catalina and every time I build a program with Xcode that needs to read a file, the Mac asks me to ...
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Changed OSX 10.13.6 username. Can no longer sudo

User accounts -> change username. I didn't change the home folder, Just display name + user name. But, that didn't work? I see my old name "quantum" in the login I don't see my new username I'm ...
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Conda search is not showing latest package versions

I am trying to install the OpenMC package through the conda-forge channel (following instructions at https://openmc.readthedocs.io/en/stable/usersguide/install.html), and have successfully installed ...
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Moving a space to another screen on Mac Catalina

I use 2 27' displays each with a split view (so in total 4 apps in full screen, each taking 1/2 a a display). I usually move there split-screen spaces from one monitor to another to adapt to my ...
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Retain xattrs in files (macOS files on Linux SMB server)

I run an SMB4 server on Ubuntu Server 19.04 using ZFS as the server file system (separate from the boot drive). I use this server to store files from my Macs (10.7, 10.8, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14). ...
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Xcode 11.1 (11A1027) preview error “cannot preview in this file — unexpected error occur”

diagnose -> "messageRepliedWithError("Connecting to launched interactive agent 2467", Optional(Error Domain=com.apple.dt.ultraviolet.service Code=17 "connectToPreviewHost: Failed to connect to 2467:...
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Catalina Update: Calendar Crashes When Trying to Print, CalDAV Problems With Confluence Calendar Integration

After a macOS Catalina update the calendar app crashes when I try to print the week overview. Also the integration of confluence calendars via calDAV has problems with the UI. The text of the calDAV ...
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Error while installing Vega on Mac OS Mojave

Hellow good evening from here, i have one question about this error here's the error pop up and this is the error log that should i open !ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2019-10-13 17:06:04.439 !MESSAGE ...
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2008 iMac not responding to any startup commands

So a while ago my 2008 iMac had the flashing question mark folder thing happen to it (probably a bad factory reset). I suspect due to its age, the only startup command that worked was (from memory) ...
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How to safely delete a folder in `/Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/` on macOS Catalina

The OS: macOS Catalina Problem: I want to delete a folder under /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/ The full path is /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/org....
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How do I fix Hydra not working in macOS?

I have already installed hydra with brew install hydra . But when I run $ hydra in my terminal this error shows up. dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/libgcrypt/lib/libgcrypt.20.dylib ...
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Alternative to steamVR with Mac OS - HTC vive

steamVr on mac os is still in beta mode. Is there an alternative to steamVR? An alternative framework of openVR? Is there another way to make my htc vive pro working on mac os?
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Firefox spell checker stopped working, even though enabled

Again my spell checker in Firefox (on Mac) stopped working. I already checked under: Tools > Options, Section Language "Check your spelling as you type" is ON When I click on [Choose] I see a ...
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How do I find ‘foo’ on an external USB drive?

Somewhere on my USB drive is a lost file with the string “foo” in it. I want to recover this using terminal on my MacBook Pro. Using sudo as super user I am able to list expected directories with a ...
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Is the format/schema of the Apple Music “Library.musicdb” used in macOS Catalina documented anywhere?

As folks know, Apple abandoned iTunes with macOS Catalina. I use Logitech Music Server to drive my Transporter (a networked music player) for my home music system. Logitech Music Server has a Python ...
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What does this notification badge in macOS Catalina System Preferences mean?

I just upgraded to macOS 10.15 Catalina, and now I have this (1) badge on my System Preferences dock icon. Here's my System Preferences: I don't see any badges on the preference pane icons, but I ...
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Ghostscript: How to include the Apple ImageWriter drivers it used to include?

In the past, Ghostscript used to incorporate these Apple Imagewriter devices: iwhi, iwlo, and iwlq. The version I had been using is gs 8.71 which is not 64-bit compliant. macOS Catalina cannot use it ...
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Files not opening in macOS Catalina

All the files are saying: XXX is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Bin. Most of the files are not opening in macOS Catalina 10.15. I have tried to right click, disable the ...
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I can't open my PyCharm on my MacBook.I have a MacOs Mojave and it's not working.What should I do?

I installed PyCharm community 2019.2.3 on my Mac and the first time I opened the application it was working, but after I restart my Mac it's not working at all even its not opening. I downloaded JDK ...
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macOS not detecting any displays

I have two external monitors hooked up to my 2017 Macbook Pro, via a CalDigit TS3+. I disconnected the laptop last night where everything was working fine. Reconnected this morning, and the monitors ...
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Internet connection detection in Ubuntu and OS X

Windows has NCSI (network connectivity status indicator) feature that constantly probes Microsoft servers and notifies a user of internet connection status. Are there such features in OS X and user-...
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Not found binaries in a clean install of MacOS Catalina

After a clean install of MacOS Catalina, When I try to use some of installed binaries, zsh not found the binary. ~ code zsh: correct 'code' to '_code' [nyae]? n zsh: command not found: code zsh: exit ...
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conda does not work in other directories except home directory in zsh, MacOS

I have installed conda in zsh. It works in home directory, but when I cd to other directories, every conda command shows this: "y/N". What should I do to fix?
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Mac Pro 5,1 firmware update for booting APFS

When High Sierra came out, I opted to not update my filesystem version, out of caution. Now that it's been out for a while, and my MacBook Pro has had no issues, I'd like to upgrade my Mac Pro 5,1 to ...
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vscode - Start debug issue of python

Please help. I'm new to vscode, but I think my vscode is sick.. Trying to run print('Hello World') vscode just showing clock at left pannel at bug sign for couple of seconds and nothing is running....
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How and when is the /Network symlink to /System/Volumes/Data/Network created?

Problem: On boot, catalina doesn't seem to be creating /Network. However, after spending some time on the machine, I eventually get the symlink from /Network to /System/Volumes/Data/Network. I've read ...
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Error 403 on xampp on Catalina

I use xampp on macOS. Everything was functioning normally. After upgrading to Catalina version I get a message Access forbidden! You don't have permission to access the requested directory. There ...
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Karabiner: how to prevent Shift+Alt from being sent?

Can Karabiner's JSON configuration indicate that Shift+Alt should not be sent? The use case is as follows: On a French-keyboard MacBook, "]" is obtained with Shift+Alt+). I want to be able to type ...
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Issue with mac'os Catalina and parallels

I'm running Parallels VM version 13.3.0 on my mac and ever since I upgraded my mac'os to Catalina, Windows 10 is running very slow on the VM (It just looks very laggy). My mac is running normally good,...
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Diacritics in file names on macOS behave strangely

Consider the following, run on the terminal on macOS: > touch ä > ls ä > ls * ä > ls * | hexdump 00000000 c3 a4 0a 00000003 > ls | hexdump 00000000 61 cc 88 0a 00000004 Expanding * ...
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Symlink to Volume

On macOS Catalina, I would like to create a symbolic link to my data partition using: sudo ln -s /Volumes/data /data However, I get the following error: ln: /data: Read-only file system (Whereas /...
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Just upgraded to macOS Catalina, how do I fix my Firefox Nightly appearance (red background, blurry text)?

I just upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Catalina, and everything seems to be working fine except for my Firefox Nightly, Version: 71.0a1 (2019-10-08) (64-bit). It now looks like this: How do I fix ...
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How to delete system apps in macOS Catalina?

It looks like changes Apple has made in macOS Catalina make it harder to delete system apps. I upgraded my work computer to Catalina today (standard Mac mini), and with it came some new (and some old)...
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Using Latex in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Why does the xcodebuild license check happen every time a launch a terminal after I boot up?

xcodebuild license check, sdk ... find git and some other operations are displayed on the terminal's title bar, which has significantly slowed down the startup time of the Terminal.app. I would like ...
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Charles 4.2.8 cannot configure your proxy settings while it is on a read-only volume Mac OS Catalina

On macOS Catalina, i am getting the following issue while running Charles 4.2.8. Charles cannot configure your proxy settings while it is on a read-only volume. Perhaps you are running Charles from ...
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How can I run a single Terminal window or tab with zsh in macOS?

As many of you know, macOS is switching to zsh from bash. Before converting, I would like to play with zsh a bit. Is there a way to open a single Terminal window or tab as a zsh shell, without having ...
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None of my files show up or can be accessed and can't create new files

Yesterday, when I started up Jupyter notebook on my Mac, none of my files showed up and I can't create any new files. This has never happened before and I don't think I ever messed with any of the ...
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Cross-platform tool for clipboard sharing? [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to share the clipboard between multiple systems operating within a LAN. The requirements I have are: It can run on Windows, macOS, and Linux Sharing is ...
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Git installed via Homebrew has suddenly stopped working

I have already installed git some time ago, now I want to update it, but I get error Error: git not installed. How to fix it? git --version git version 2.21.0 (Apple Git-122) type -a git git is /usr/...
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Can the scroll direction of the trackpad and the mouse/trackball be set differently in macOS?

On my MacBook Pro, I want to scroll direction on the trackpad to natural (two fingers swiping up to scroll down) but have the scroll action on my Kensington trackball be "natural to me" which is ...
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Recover screen time passcode or disable screen time sharing on Mac OS Catalina and iOS 13

I have a bit of a problem with screen time on my MacBook. I have used screen time on my iPhone for quite a while now, and I mainly use it to limit the usage of my own device. I set up downtime to ...
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Where is apxs on macOS Mojave?

I recently bought a new Mac because the old one died. I installed everything except "System Files" from the old disk. Now I find I do not have apxs on my new computer. It was present at /usr/sbin/apxs ...
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Notifications on macOS clients

Is it possible to get a notification on macOS when a new file is added to a chosen folder on a Windows network storage? Finder Action Folders don’t seem to work… TIA
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Issue while installing Kali Linux on Parallels 13 on Mac

I have a problem installing parallels tools on Kali Linux 2017.1: I do not find the Linux headers which are needed by parallels for installing parallels tools. Further, I cannot update parallels but I ...
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SF Symbols showing as “?”

When trying to use SF Symbols in XCode version 11 I get a question mark symbol, however if I highlight the text the symbol shows and it shows correctly in the attribute inspector - Can anyone give any ...
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Terminal -bash alias error after installing anaconda on macOS

I have a MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G95) I installed Anaconda with python on my system. Since then, when ever i open my termial, i get these messages Last login: Sat Oct 5 22:53:55 ...