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  1. mrgreeneyes

    music app question ------ solved.

    hello, on the left side menu bar, is there a way to have genre appear? I would love to be able to browse my music by genre to find songs and not by album or artist. thanks,
  2. M

    Purpose of XPCservices and Agent related to an Application

    Just for general knowledge what is the purpose of XPCServices and Agent related to a specific application? I will try to give you an example. I noticed when I launch the Calendar Application I see the following 2 processes running...
  3. sonnenhund

    Time Machine Drive Failure - Convert Backups.backupdb to backupbundle?

    I recently had the drive I was using over the Network for Time Machine fail. Now that I have a new drive, is there a way to create an initial backup with Time Machine over USB to the new drive, which backs up to `Backups.backupdb`, then convert that into a `backupbundle` file that Time Machine...
  4. blackxacto

    Where are my missing album covers?

    All of my album artwork were fine, until I come in one day and they are missing. Not the entire library, maybe a quarter of the library. Even tunes from iTunes Store I bought have lost their album covers. Selecting Get Album Artwork, has no effect. 19,1 iMac, macOS 10.15.6, I do not use Apple...
  5. jagooch

    How do I set the default Contacts Application in macOS Catalina?

    I ran into a problem today on my Macbook where when I go to System Preferences->Users and Groups , then select my user account and then click “Contacts Card->Open” it opens a 3rd party contacts manager application called “Contacts+”. What I want it to do is open the built-in Apple Contacts...
  6. G

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 3.1 Osx Catalina GPU

    Hi, I am a new member to the forum. I have a Mac Pro 3.1 and I would like to upgrade to Catalina. Is the Gpu MSI Geforce GT 710 LP (2Gb) a good option ? I don't need an expensive gpu because I don't play any games.
  7. S

    Wrong System Voice Speak Text and Alerts - Catalina

    I just set up a new Mac mini that came with Catalina and I cannot get System Voices to work correctly. Have downloaded enhanced Ava, Siri Female, Siri Male, and Tom. Whenever I set the System Voice to either Siri voice, Speak Text (from right click) and System Announcements use a crappy voice...
  8. T

    Resolved Catalina_update_Two_drives_HD_and_HD Data_files_gone_HELP!

    Dear all, I have updated Catalina on I mac and unfortunately I did not make any backup. After updating all the files are gone. I have visible two drives now, one is Macintosh HD and another is Macintosh HD Data. It looks like all the data is on Macintosh HD Data drive but I can't access this...
  9. B

    Extreme slowing down of MacBook Pro due to pkd process

    I am debugging this issue for several days now and slowly but surely I am going crazy :) My issue is that after startup, the MacBook is extremely slow. No icons/files are shown on the desktop. Finder cannot be opened. I can barely open the Activity Monitor. I also cannot type anything in the...
  10. dawindmg08

    Metal/AMD updates in 10.15.4?

    Can anyone confirm if 10.15.4 updated the GPU drivers for the current AMD card lineup? Been waiting to pull the trigger on a 16" MBP but keep hearing horror stories about glitches and Metal acceleration on the new Macs, especially in Adobe Premiere Pro. Been hoping that it gets fixed before...
  11. Apple_Glen_UK

    Restoring original Operating System?

    Despite the fact I have a 13” MacBook Pro (2015) I have just purchased a 15” Mid-2015 MBP with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It is described as being in mint condition, looks to be in mint condition from the photos I have seen and it is still boxed. I got it for a decent price so may keep it and...
  12. lpuerto

    Names on mails on the mail app sometimes glitch

    Hey! This is something I've noticed in previous version of macOS but seems that Catalina is specially prone to it. I really don't know if it's because now I have an exchange account with an exchange contact list, on top of the iCloud one, but it's definitely more common now. From time to...
  13. CJ Dorschel

    Resolved Advice on upgrading from Mojave and Root Access

    As a Mac users for 15+ years, I've always upgraded to the most recent OS. However, as a developer I wasn't thrilled with some of the changes in Catalina, mainly how root access is handled esp as there are two Applications folders, one being System read only. I've always disabled SIP and...
  14. B

    MBP16,1 with RX 5700 XT via eGPU (Reports, Issues & Benchmarks)

    Been running some tests with an MBP16,1 configured with 2.4GHz, 5500M 8GB, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD. Currently on 10.15.2. Have a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 GPU-650WOC-TB3, which is the OC model that provides 100W power delivery (newest model). Been running a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB in that...
  15. sfwalter

    Catalina Keeps Deleting Documents Symbolic Link

    I have a symbolic link from ~/Documents to ~/Dropbox/MyDocuments. However I noticed that Catalina from time to time deletes my symbolic link and replaces it with a new Documents folder. I think its happening at a reboot but may happen at other times as well. Any way to prevent this
  16. tobwb

    Problem with Bootcamp on MacBook Pro 16

    I'm unable to install windows using bootcamp because every time I tries to download the windows support software, it tells me "Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server." Is this because Apple hasn't release the required drivers for the new...
  17. C

    How to store my video on AppleTV instead of streaming via Airplay

    Dear all I own a 64gb 4K aTv. Is there a way to store my video on the aTV instead using airplay from my Catalina system? Yesterday evening I wanted to see a video and using aTV app on Catalina I wasn't able to sync. The only way I found was to use AirPlay. But using AirPlay mean I need my...
  18. S

    MacOS Catalina: Quicklook/Spotlight add-ins not working

    Quicklook and Spotlight plug-ins for metadata viewing worked prior to 10.15. These were very useful for showing publication information details (year, description, etc.). For some reason they no longer work. Maybe all third-party plug-ins for Quicklook and Spotlight are disabled now by the OS...
  19. H

    Catalina - Home Sharing

    Hi! I use a MacMini to host my music, videos and pictures in an iTunes Library. I use home sharing to show videos and pictures on ATV 4 and ATV 3. I understand that OS Catalina no longer supports iTunes but has different apps for music and videos. I already found an article how to share music...
  20. Populus

    Do you think Catalina will be stable, snappy and smooth at launch?

    I'm planning a drive replacement on my 2014 Mac mini, exchanging my 5400 rpms HDD for a fast Samsung 860 SSD. And I'm waiting because I literally don't know which Operating System install from scratch, the latest Mojave or wait for the first Catalina version. I'm sick and tired of reading lots...