macos 10.12

  1. organicCPU

    Hide inactive tabs in Window Menu

    Does anyone know how to customize the Finder Menu Bar Window Menu so that it reverts to the former behavior? I'd like that the alphabetically ordered list of open windows at the menu's bottom is showing just the active window tabs again and none of the inactive tabs. TL;DR; Until the switch to...
  2. W

    Instagram accounts

    Hello everyone! I have been using Instagram on my Smartphone (Moto G4 Play) and computer (iMac, using Windowed.app) for a couple years now. I volunteer for a local historic community event. I'd like to set up a dedicated Instagram account for the event that I can administer. Is there a way to...
  3. W

    Thumb drive and cloud

    I use an iMac Core i5 2.9 GHz running MacOS Sierra. Other family members use a MacBook Pro with a Core i5 also running Sierra. We frequently swap files between them using thumb drives. 99.99% of the time, this is a simple and reliable means of temporary transfer and storage. We usually swap...
  4. paulcristo

    Safari 12 crashes Spotlight searches

    I noticed after installing Safari 12 that my Spotlight searches would crash Spotlight. After typing in a few characters, the search field would disappear and the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the screen would disappear briefly then reappear. I discovered in System Preferences if...
  5. THEYCALLMESID

    Error Code -50 for copy/move/delete

    So about 5 minutes into logging into my Mac, all write functions on my hard drive stop working and an error with code - 50 pops up. (See screenshot.) This includes, but is not limited to, the following Copying any file Moving any file within the drive Downloading anything Saving anything...
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    My 1st Windows/Boot Camp Experience

    Several weeks ago, I bought a Microsoft install DVD for Windows 10 at Walmart. I have been a Mac user since 1986, but I have also worked with Windows PCs in the past. Most of my Windows experience were with PCs running Win 8 and Win 10. I have never used Boot Camp or other Windows-on-Mac...
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    Satellite computing?

    I currently own an Core i5 iMac, with others in the family using a 13-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro. Both machines run MacOS Sierra, but they are getting "old". Eventually, they may need to be replaced. We have a small family business that is not very active right now. That could change in the...
  8. W

    Problems with Gmail since Sierra

    A couple weeks ago, I updated my iMac from MacOS 10.10 Yosemite to MacOS 10.12 Sierra. In doing so, I encountered a confusing and vexing glitch. I have a personal Gmail account, set to IMAP. I have the Gmail account setup as an internet account on my iMac. I also have my Gmail set up to work...
  9. W

    Migrating from iPhoto to... what?

    I have an iPhoto library that contains about 65,000 images. I rely heavily on iPhoto's proprietary features, and have been since I started using the first version of iPhoto when Apple released it well over a decade ago. Apple's concept of a well-designed "digital shoebox" has proven itself...
  10. S

    [HELP] Quick Look – Help Needed

    Hey, all! Long-time listener, first-time caller... Somehow I used to be able to use Quick Look to see more detailed stats of a file--most importantly [1] the version number of Mac apps (*.app), and [2] the details of audio files (artist, title, bitrate, etc.) instead of playing the audio. Then...
  11. W

    iPhoto and Moto G4 Play smartphone

    MY HARDWARE Apple iMac -- Core i5 @ 2.9 GHz, MacOS 10.10 Yosemite, soon to be upgraded to 10.12 Sierra; DSL internet connection, Evernote app, iPhoto, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc. Lenovo-Motorola Moto G4 Play smartphone, Android 6, Google Drive, Gmail installed.' Canon Digital Rebel...
  12. L

    Bird Process Constantly Uses 100% of CPU

    Hi all, I have recently been experiencing an inconvenient and honestly infuriating issue on my Mac running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 where some 'bird' process just sits there at 100% CPU usage all the time without actually accomplishing anything. In the attached screenshot, you can see that the...
  13. E

    TimeMachine Server Backup Error

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with the following problem. For a good few years we have been using an old PMG5 running OS X 10.5.8 Server v1.1, as a stand alone TimeMachine backup Server. It's worked fantastically well backing up all our iMacs, Macbook etc to its internal HD. We run primarily...
  14. oldhomemovie

    Resizing windows performance comparison: MBP 2012 vs MBP 2016

    I was given a shiny new MBP 2016 with Touchbar at work. It was immediately shelved, the main reason being: performance when resizing windows is so frustrating that I just could not get over it. In 2012 I bought an MBP, the latest one before Retina regeneration. I'm surprised to say that after...
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    iCloud Drive storage use

    I have a question regarding iCloud Drive: I have a monthly subscription for 50 GB. When I check my iCloud storage use on my iPhone/MBP it says that I have 26 GB of free space (24 GB used) Having only a 256GB SSD in my MBP, I was looking at the recommendations to remove unnecessary files. Here...
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    TRIM support for external drives using SSD instead of HDD

    Hi, About TRIM support for external SSD:- Is TRIM supported for external SSD too? Is this by default or we have to do some setting manually? - For manual settings please point to direction of information. I am thinking of buying a Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD. Put this SSD into a proper case to...
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    Safari and Notification Center Temporarily Disconnect Internet

    Hi, Whenever I enter a search query or URL in Safari, my computer completely disconnects from the internet for 5-15 seconds. I also notice this behavior whenever I open the Notification panel, and it tries to refresh weather, stocks, etc. The wifi stays on and appears to remain connected, but...
  18. mohitdhanawat

    Question about MacOS

    Hi there i have a macbook pro 13' early 2011 running with the below config: OS X 10.10.5 2.3 GHz i5 8GB DDR3 Intel HD Graphic 3000 512MB 320 GB SATA I want to know if it is ok to upgrade to the new macOS. Will my config support the new OS or will it slow down my mac. Thanks in Advance.
  19. Xbfryfd

    Modifying Mac OS Sierra system files

    Hi, I was looking one night a few weeks ago about trying to modify Mac OS Sierra's InstallableMachines.plist in the installESD.dmg file. When I noticed it again this morning, I tried messing around with it again, but I still can't add anything. What I want to do is add a Mac Pro 2008 motherboard...
  20. D

    No Eject option on right click

    Hey everyone, It seems like I can't find the eject option when I right click on any external storage or .dmg. When I click on the eject icon in Finder's sidebar, it doesn't do anything. The only way for me to eject is with the Disk Utility app. Does anyone know why is this happening? I'm on...