shutdown – MacOS logging out after some idle time

Since the last update around 2020-10-10, MacOS started to log out when being idle.

For instance, after I come from lunch, all apps are shut down or show the quit confirmation.

I went to the Energy Saver settings and disabled the respective setting, but it still happens. Note that I still have the turn off the display and locking enabled after few minutes.

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  • MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2)

Last thing I installed was SoundBooster and Docker Desktop, none of which should have this effect.

networking – SOCKS proxy via OpenSSH on Windows 10 not connecting (but working on MacOS with similar config)

In the attached image I have established an SSH tunnel that should allow me to resolve network requests through the remote (in this case a virtual machine containing Ubuntu).

However I am unable to resolve URLs when connected to the proxy.

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When replicating this exact same scenario on my MacOS laptop, the laptop is able to resolve URLs through the VM. The MacBook is a physically separate device but connected to the same local network, with network access to the VM.

mac – I see my SSD like 3 disks on macOS Catalina after SSD replace

I’ve upgraded my Macbook Air installing it brand new SSD. Everything worked fine but I had to reinstall the OS so I did it via bootable USB. When I had to choose a disk I decided to erase the old one and then formated it with like APFS volume which I’ll name newone.
After the install finished I found that there are three volumes on the same SSD:

oldOne - Data
newOne - Data

I didn’t erased the oldOne – Data because I thought that the Disk Utility will manage this automatically but it seems it doesn’t, so my question is:
Is it safe to erase the oldOne – Data and how I should proceed?
Can anyone help me with this, please?

Nova 1.2 macOS

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imac – Wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation, but “macOS Recovery over the Internet” still knows my Wi-Fi password

I wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation. The macOS Recovery partition was gone.

Decided after half of an year, to install again macOS with macOS Recovery over the Internet

If you can’t start up from macOS Recovery

If your Mac can’t start up from its built-in macOS Recovery system, it
might try to start up from macOS Recovery over the Internet. When that
happens, you see a spinning globe instead of an Apple logo during

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I was very much surprised the this “macOS Recovery over the Internet” knows my Wi-Fi password.

He didn’t ask for password and begin download stuff off the internet.

Can you explain why he remembers my Wi-Fi password?

macos – Bootcamp error: Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server

Whenever I try to proceed with the bootcamp installation or click the download windows support software option from the action menu, it throws me that error.

I’ve googled this problem and made sure I have a strong wifi connection, plugged in my Macbook while doing this, am running the latest Catalina version and apart from the current windows 10 iso on the microsoft website, tried using older versions of windows 10. Nothing helped.

keyboard – New macOS install stuck on loading screen, but works in safe mode

First a bit of history:

I had installed Bootcamp on my MacBook and to give it more space, I had deleted macOS recovery and system partitions from Easus Partition Manager on Windows. But because of this, I wasn’t able to install macOS back as Internet Recovery wasn’t able to download.

So I booted it in Target Disk mode and wiped the SSD clean from another MacBook. Internet recovery now downloaded fine, but now I got “Downloading installer information to the target volume failed” on trying to install the OS.

So now I did a Disk Utility “Restore” via target disk mode from the other MacBook, but on booting, I was getting APFS PreBoot volume not found error, I followed this guide to manually create that volume: and now that the SSD was fixed, I clean reinstalled macOS Catalina via Internet recovery.

But after installation, it seems to be stuck at the loading screen with the Apple logo and the loading bar at around 60%. However, it boots just fine in safe mode. Also while in safe mode, I noticed that it can’t properly recognize my in-built keyboard, even though all keys work just fine on trying. If I go to keyboard settings in safe mode, I see the following screen:

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The “Change keyboard type…” shouldn’t ideally be there. I know because I tried booting another working MacBook to safe mode and I don’t see that button there.
On clicking on the button, I see:

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BTW I got the above screen on the first safe mode boot as well.

Then I clicked Continue, and I try clicking on the button to the right of the left shift key, i.e., Z:

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I am not sure if that’s the reason for it not booting up, but just putting it there.

I have already tried NVRAM reset, SMC reset, DFU firmware revive, installing Mojave, Big Sur. None helped.

I also tried unloading and even deleting the Apple HIDKeyboard, TopCase and MultitouchDriver kexts, thinking maybe the driver isn’t able to communicate with the built-in keyboard/touchbar/touchpad properly, but that didn’t help either. I am almost at the end of the list of all things to try. My MacBook is out of warranty. As such, I am asking here for more things to try out before sending it out to the service center.

Thanks a lot!

App Mac – WinX DVD Ripper for Mac 6.5.4 macOS | NulledTeam UnderGround

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macos – How to delete a file from Time Machine backups in Big Sur?

I can’t seem to take a screenshot of Time Machine, but I’ll describe it. I go to the Time Machine menu and select “Enter Time Machine”. Then I see the view with the stack of windows. I browse to a file and select it. Now I want to delete it so it doesn’t exist and take up space in backups. There is no option to delete it – either the action menu in the toolbar, or the control-click context menu.

How do I delete a file from Time Machine backups? There used to be a way to do this.