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Questions specific to usage of Mathematica on the macOS (formerly OS X) operating system.

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Image format change when doing direct Cut/Paste

I usually produce graphics with Mathematica and then use Keynote (I am on a Mac running the latest Big Sur OS) for post processing. Until version 12.0.0.0 I would directly highlight the graphics in ...
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Inline TeX Input renders wrong characters / symbols

As you may know, you can write TeX within a cell with CTR+$ and press RETURN to get it ...
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Matching [],{},() in Mac

In the Windows system, the keyboard shortcuts Matching [] Alt+] Matching {} Alt+} Matching () Alt+) works fine. This functionality does not seem to work with MacOS. Opt+] gives ' Opt+} gives " ...
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Wolfram script produces no output

I use Mathematica to create a series of PNG images in a for loop. I want to execute the notebook from the command line in macOS. I exported it as a wolframscript -- see below -- but nothing happens ...
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Benchmarks for new M1 MacBooks

Are there any benchmarks yet for Mathematica 12.1 on the new (13") M1 MacBook Air or (13") M1 MacBook Pro?
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Does Mathematica 12.0 work on Mac OS 11 (Big Sur)? [closed]

Last month I shared an email that Wolfram sent regarding incompatibility of Mathematica 12.0 with Mac OS 11 (Big Sur). Well, I just upgraded to Big Sur and decided to fire up Mathematica 12.0, to see ...
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How does one open/launch UnityLink using Mathematica ver 10 (on Mac)?

I am trying to access UnityLink on Mathematica version 10. When I follow the only found directions, I receive an error that does not inform me on how to resolve the issue. I quote from the notebook: ...
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Mathematica 12 not compatible with Mac OS 11 (Big Sur)? Just updated to 12 for OS 10.15 (Catalina) compatibility [closed]

I just got an email from Wolfram, pictured below. A year ago I updated to 12.0 in order to keep running Mathematica under Mac OS 10.15, Catalina. Now I have to upgrade again in order to keep using the ...
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Coloring of polyhedron faces [duplicate]

I just got a new MacOS laptop, and the following has changed. When I look at a polyhedron, it displays like this: However, when I touch it with the mouse to rotate, or save it to PDF, it looks like ...
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Why is Graphics3D lighting different when rotating? [duplicate]

Mathematica v12.1 on macOS Catalina 10.15.5. I'm getting weird Lighting behavior in Graphics3D in the sense that the rendered ...
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Superscript on mac hotkey not working

I cannot input superscript with the keyboard shortcut ctrl-6. I am on mac osX 10.14.5. The menu button in insert>typesetting>superscript works and says the shortcut is ctrl-6. One site said use ctrl-...
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Create my own voice on Mathematica 12 [closed]

I want to create my own voice on Mathematica 12 and use it for this function SpeechSynthesize["Hello"] We can use theses voices on Mathematica ...
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How to control global key event handling for all front end sessions?

This website collects many methods for implementing user defined keyboard shortcuts through KeyEvent items in KeyEventTranslations.tr, see 16697, 16165, 23285, 2572, etc. Some of these were collected ...
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How do I permanently remove the Wolfram Desktop folder? [duplicate]

Wolfram Desktop creates a "Wolfram Desktop" folder in my Documents folder on macOS, in violation of Apple's guidelines. I can delete it but it keeps coming back each time I launch Desktop. How do I ...
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Installing Spotlight search and QuickLook in Mac (V12.1)

How can I install Spotlight search and QuickLook on Mac Catalina, for Mathematica version 12.1? The most important for me is Spotlight search. Without then I can't search for text inside a .nb file, ...
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How do I query all the Mathematica keystroke mappings?

In https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/KeyboardShortcutListing.html the keystroke control-F6 key combination is listed as way to cycle between active Mathematica windows. None of these ...
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GPU support on latest MacBook Pro, especially for deep learning

I'm thinking about getting some new top of the line computer hardware, specifically a MacBook Pro from Apple. These have AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPUs, which while a bit slower than something like an ...
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Can one run Mathematica 11 on macOS Catalina using Retroactive?

I know that only Mathematica 12+ runs on macOS Catalina. However some apps that supposedly do not work (like Aperture) can work using the Retroactive app. Has anyone tried that? Successes? Thanks
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Why is listing files on a network share so slow? / How to speed it up?

I'm using I need to load data in some files on a windows network share (samba), mounted on OSX. When listing the relevant directory in a shell, the performance is acceptable: ...
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Mathematica 12 compatibility with earlier versions under macOS 10.15 Catalina [closed]

I currently run the following: Mathematica 10.3.0.0 on a Mac Pro (Late 2013)running macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6. I want to upgrade the OS to macOS 10.15 Catalina. To do so, I understand that ...
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Catalina is not compatible with WolframScript 12 [duplicate]

Today, I was trying to install the Mathematica 12 on my MacBook Pro with the latest system Mac OS Catalina v 10.15.1. The installation somehow failed because there appears to be some incompatibility ...
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Installing WolframScript (12) on OSX (Catalina)

I did a clean install of Catalina (OSX 10.15) and Mathematica 12.0 installation was flawless. However I can't install WolframScript which I greatly need. During the installation, after typing my ...
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Mathematica 12 not responding on Catalina

This is on Catalina while running Mathematica 12 (64-bit version which is technically supported on Catalina). I can open notebooks but they seem unresponsive to typing or scrolling. However, if I drag ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work with MacOS Catalina 10.15

I just upgraded my macbook to 10.15 and could not open Mathematica 11. I am wondering are there any workarounds to use Mathematica 11 without upgrading to 12? Thank you!
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How can I import a CSV file into Mathematica? [closed]

I have a data.csv file in the Downloads folder in my Macbook. I am trying to import the data into a Mathematica notebook using ...
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documentation (F1) broken in 11.3 with MacOS update (10.14.6)

This summer [2019], after the MacOS Mojave updates (either to 10.14.5 or .6), my Mathematica 11.3 stopped being able to 'find' the documentation for anything that I click on, or even search for in the ...
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Mathematica 12 crashes when closing any window in Full Screen (OSX)

As the title indicates, Mathematica 12 keeps crashing whenever I close a window that is in full screen in OSX. My specs are: Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (x86 64-bit) Mathematica 12.0.0.0 So this is a very ...
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Compile error: clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1

After not using Mathematica 10.0.2.0 for a few months (I think since december 2018) on my MacBook Pro from 2013 (now with macOS Mojave 10.14.5) I am suddenly facing issues with ...
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Cannot install Mathematica 12 on macOS Mojave. Front-End completely unresponsive

I have been communicating back-and-forth with Wolfram support for a few weeks trying to figure out why I cannot use Mathematica 12 on the new MacBook Pro running the latest version of macOS Mojave. I ...
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Mathematica on Command Line: graphics errors under Mojave

Running Math 11 (or earlier) under Mac Mojave (10.14.5) from the command line, as soon as I display graphics I get a series of errors that look like this: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/...
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GUI performance on OS X Mojave

I am running Mathematica 11.3 on OS X Mojave and experiencing extremely slow GUI performance. Scrolling is worse than controlling Mathematica in Linux KDE over teamviewer half around the world away, ...
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Difference in Graphics output between Mac and Windows

This code: ...
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PDF export in Mac OSX Mojave [duplicate]

Exporting a simple graph as PDF in Mac OSX Mojave changes the text to a different, bold font: ...
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PDF Export in 11.3

I have some Mathematica notebooks that have text, code, plots, and hyperlinks in some text cells. The notebooks use a custom stylesheet that I've used for a number of years. Up until version 11.3 ...
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PDF export on macOS Mojave produces bold fonts

I have updated my OS to macOS 10.14 Mojave. I found whenever I export a plot into a PDF file, the font of the label and ticks are automatically replaced into a bold font. I use Mathematica 11.3. Any ...
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“NewRow” shortcut on OS X Mathematica 11 not working

The shortcut to add a row to a matrix ("ctrl"+"Return") on my OS X version 11.1.1.0, isn't working. Instead of inserting a new row it just inserts a new line into the cell. Has anyone else experienced ...
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Creating install files from older versions of Mathematica for MacOS

I bought a new Mac and would like to install previous versions of Mathematica on it. Unfortunately, I lost my USB containing all the .dmg files of previous ...
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MathKernel process above 99% even for trivial calculations and Mathematica is very slow

I am running Mathematica 9.0.1.0 on a MacBook with OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.6. I used to have no problems using Mathematica. Then recently, it started to be extremely slow. Even for the ...
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RLink no longer works with R 3.5 on macOS

How can I use RLink with R 3.5 (the latest version) on macOS? I believe that Mathematica has huge potential as a glue language, and that links to other systems, like RLink, are not only very useful, ...
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Are more cores at lower GHz always faster for parallel processing?

Web searches have not yielded a definitive answer to this question: I am doing Monte Carlo simulations in Mathematica using ParallelTable, etc. to speed up the computation. I have an Enterprise ...
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To how many operating systems has Mathematica been ported? [closed]

Does Wolfram Mathematica only work with the Windows operating system?
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Would one be able to transfer a home edition to a replacement machine/laptop?

I presently have Version 10.0.1.0 installed on my home MacBookAir, and am considering updating. The laptop is more than four years old, and I am a little concerned that I may, at some point, need a ...
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Mathematica not optimized for macOS?

On launching Mathematica (11.3.0.0) on macOS 10.13.4 I get a warning that it is "not optimized" for High Sierra. Is this a known issue being addressed?
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How to read a file when it's pathname contains a Macintosh alias?

On a Macintosh: assume a file "F1" is in a directory "D1" in the current NotebookDirectory, and a file "F2" is in a directory "D2" somewhere else, and an alias "A2" to D2 is in the current ...
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Missing _MLDisownDoubleArray from libMLi4.a building MathLink with MEX

I'm trying to build MathLink on a Mac using Mex, according to the instructions included in the MathLink download. Unfortunately, when I compile ...
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Mathematica notebook directing link to an empty page

In a notebook that I'm created with a Hyperlink, Mathematica directs me to my google home page upon clicking of that link. Is this a bug or a user problem? Any help is appreciated Edit: In Wolfram ...
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How can I use Ctrl-n and Ctrl-p to interact with the completion menu on macOS?

I would like to use CTRL-N and CTRL-P to select the next or previous entry in the context-sensitive autocompletion menu of ...
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Mathematica generating a black screen

I often experience this issue: when I am running Mathematica and open a different application (such as Skype) or I try to save a plot from my notebook, Mathematica generates a new black screen (see ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Have any benchmarks been published by Wolfram Research to compare the performance of Mathematica in the major operating systems (Windows 10, Linux, MacOS)? If not, has anyone here performed such ...
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Running Mathematica 10.3 on OS X 10.13.0 or 10.13.1, High Sierra?

Has anyone had success running Mathematica 10.3 on OS X 10.13.0 / 10.13.1 / High Sierra? If anyone has used (or is currently using) this combination did it appear to work successively? Were there ...