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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Mapping SMB Shared folder - Mac to Windows

Have set up a SMB shared folder on a Mac over a LAN. So my Mac is the host I want to simply enable this shared folder to always auto mount when I reboot -login on my Windows machine. I assume this ...
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Identify floating bar Mac App Store

Everytime I open the Mac App Store app, and click Update All for pending updates, this bar appears on my screen. It blocks me from interacting with the Mac App store e.g., I can't minimize it or pause ...
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Migrating from bash to zsh - where are the packages I installed?

I am new to a lot of this, so forgive me if I don't understand this 100%. I have just installed macOS Big Sur, then installed a few tools in my bash terminal (homebrew, nvm, npm + node, yarn, gatsby ...
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Standard (Linux/GNU) toolset for Mac

I'm quite new to Mac OS but I've already noticed that many tools are not what I used to be. For e.g., sed missed the -w option, and xargs missed the -i option, etc I'm wondering if it has always ...
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Filter columns based on starting string, read number from filtered cells and perform arithmetic operation to generate summary of two rows in Excel

I am having a Project and resource allocation report. I need help in generating the formula to display summary on the right section of the report. Here're the specifications of my report: Column A ...
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Modifying Root – Big Sur

I have: booted in 'recovery mode' (cmd + R) disabled SIP (csrutil disable) rebooted mounted the root volume (sudo mount -o nobrowse -t apfs /dev/disk1s1 /Users/user/Mount) replaced files in /Users/...
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How do I regain Access to my admin setting in MacOS? (sudo commands work)

I recently changed my password, upgraded to Big Sur and enabled MDM, nad have run int to an issue of accessing Admin setting in the UI. I still have sudo access to become root on the command line. ...
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Easy switching between multiple sets of ca certificates?

My new job requires company's custom CA certificate to be installed. It is ok until I'm working, but I don't want this CA certificate to be active during non-working time. Are there any ways ...
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macOS advice: should I update to Catalina or Big Sur? Does anyone know whether there may be problems with code or software? [closed]

My MacBook Pro (High Sierra) has died and I need to order a new one. I'm restricted to a particular supplier and the hardware specifications I want only come with Catalina or Big Sur. There is another ...
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PhotoBooth camera not working after upgrading to Big Sur

My Photobooth camera is not working after I upgraded my macOS to Big Sur. The camera is working with other apps like Skype, but with Photobooth it's showing a black screen. Any advice?
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Replacing corrupted iTunes App in High Sierra 10.13.6

The iTunes app on my MBP was corrupted by a failed software update. The app cannot be opened or trashed. Is there any way to replace it short of a complete macOS reinstall?
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Is it possible to specify which apps use which network interfaces on MacOS?

I have a MacBook Pro that is connected by Ethernet to two separate networks, one connected to the internet, and the other connected to a completely isolated network which is used to communicate to in-...
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MacOS: With enabled IPv6 ping fails to resolve IPv4 hostname but nslookup succeeds

My local DNS server registers DHCP hostnames so I can easily access my machines. I also have native IPv6 from my ISP and it's enabled and being used. The issue: "ssh hostname" or "ping ...
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File gets stuck on mouse

When dragging a file with an external mouse the file just gets stuck on the mouse. I cannot drag the file at all with the touchpad on the MacBook and have tried going into Accessability Settings and ...
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Create multi volume archive of standalone zips

Is there a way using 7-Zip to create multi-volume archives (totaling many gigabytes) with each archive as a standalone zip with no files spanning multiple volumes??? Scenario. User has to upload 16 gb ...
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Macbook Mic Picks Internal Sound

My new macbook pro (m1) picks up all the internal sounds (spotify, ui sound effects, etc.) and send to peers via conversation applications like Google Meet, Zoom. I am using headphone or internal mic, ...
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Fix permissions on the /etc/ directory Mac

I accidentally changed all the owner permissions of the /etc/ directory in Mac OS High Sierra to user:_www when trying to change the ownership of a website folder. I guess these files usually have ...
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What are some recommended steps to diagnosing UI latency issues in macOS?

I'm new to macOS and wondering the proper way to troubleshoot what might cause UI latency, such as the Emoji/Symbol tool provided in macOS Use Emoji and Symbols on Mac. This is accessed typically by ...
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How To Recover Specific Items When MacBookPro Won't Boot

So I have a mid 2012 MacBookPro running Mojave and it's fully upgraded (SSD and 16gb RAM). I accidentally ran system updates and that led to an error and now every time I try to boot it gets stuck on ...
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How to bind choosing language using shortcut on macOS

So i use spotlight to run the programs, it uses English to find programs. However main language that i use not English. So, often when i run Spotlight using shortcut, i write not in English. I want to ...
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File developer cannot be verified error

I'm trying to run my project's executable on macOS, but I have this error message [“_pickle.cpython-38-darwin.so” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.] Error message shown in ...
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How to run Ruby on Rails on new MacBook Air M1?

I am running Ruby version 2.7.2 and I have been trying to run Ruby on Rails but nothing seems to work. I tried rvm, rbenv and now asdf but everytime I try to run rails server in an old project after ...
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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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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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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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