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

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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 Frontend for Mac: cell grouping messed up upon copy/paste

I am not sure whether this has been addressed somewhere already, I couldn't find any comment. I suffer from an annoying bug: when I copy and then paste a cell between grouped cells (forming eg a ...
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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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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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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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How can I get OSX split screen to work?

OSX on Mac now allows two apps to split the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204948 Doesn't seem to work in Mathematica, even though the full-screen button displays an icon suggesting that it ...
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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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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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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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“Mathematica running” not shown in Mathematica Icon in 11.1

I wonder whether this is a singular problem to my environment or not: In Mathematica 11.0.x the icon of Mathematica showed a circle around the Mathematica symbol when Mathematica was running, so one ...
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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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“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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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 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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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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How to use FontWeight options in Mathematica 10.x

Bug introduced in OSX v10.0.0 and persisting in all v10.x.x. Almost fixed in v11.0.0 I‘m using stylesheets to create customized styles for course materials. That includes using fonts like Gill Sans, ...
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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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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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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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How to read from /dev/random?

I am looking to read a few bytes from /dev/random on OS X and Linux. The simplest approach fails on both operating systems (see below). Why? What is a workaround?...
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Can someone confirm Mathematica crash on Mac with external screen?

I ran into a reproducible problem with my Mathematica, I was wondering if it's something that is true for other users, and not just in on my machine. Setup: MacBook with one external monitor in ...
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How do I set Mathematica to open a specific folder - When I type “Command + O” in OS X

When I type Command+O, in Mac OSX 10, Mathematica automatically opens my directory: "Users/john" How can I change this setting to make it open ...
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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 ...
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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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CUDALink and eGPU for Mac?

I have: MacBook Pro mid 2014 13" (i.e. just an onboard Intel graphics card) NVIDIA GeForce Titan X Akitio Node Thunderbolt 2 Cable Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 Adaptor I have installed the NVIDIA ...
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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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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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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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Importing HDF5 with compound data

I am looking to Import HDF5 data with compound data. It appears, at least from what I read, that Mathematica 8.0.4 (and previous versions) does not support reading ...
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Receive macOS notification when evaluation finishes

Is Mathematica able to communicate with macOS's native Notification Center in order to notify me if an evaluation finishes in any of my open notebooks? I'm looking for a solution similar to this one ...
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Plot3D Color Bug with Large Inputs

Bug introduced in 11.0 and persisting through 11.1 Running the code: ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on macOS High Sierra (v10.13)?

In Mathematica, I see the following information $Version 11.1.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 16, 2017) However, in the macOS System Information app seems ...
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Where does Mathematica get the value of Environment[“PATH”] on newer version of OS X?

Under macOS Sierra, at least, where does Mathematica (currently 11.2) get the value of Environment["PATH"]? A comment to the accepted answer at Why does ...
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ContourPlot with BarLegend: vector format export problem

I have a couture plot which I want to export in vector format (e.g.PDF) and use in my latex. The example code from here: ...
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Mathematica performance on Mac

I recently got a trial version of both Mathematica 9 and MATLAB 13a for Windows. I was stunned by the performance difference in the Windows and the Mac version. It was a simple test in matrix ...
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Mathematica crashes during auto-complete on Mac OS X

Mathematica crashes when I type in a few characters. This has been addressed and solved before on the forum. The answer is that a very large file has been created, and once you delete it, the problem ...
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Problem calling Python scripts from Mathematica

so I'm running into a strange problem using Import[] to import the output of a python 3.6 script. I have a script my_script.py ...
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How to open multiple instances of Mathematica in Mac? [duplicate]

In Mac, when I click on the Mathematica icon on the docker, or open Mathematica through Spotlight or the Launcher, I get to the same window that I had already opened. I need to start a new ...
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Mma 11.1.1 does not recognize GPU

The newest version of Mma 11.1.1 advertises "Re-enabled GPU support for neural networks for Mac." But when I install on an Apple MacBook Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU, and I do: ...
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TargetDevice->“GPU” doesn't work in version 11.1 on mac

It seems that TargetDevice->"GPU" doesn't work for me in Mathematica version 11.1. I get an error message: ...
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System Modeler 4 on Mac X El Capitan does not work

I have installed the Mac version of System Modeler 4 in a MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan . Also the Coder has been installed version 7 . But the System modeler can not find the C ++ compiler not is ...
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J/Link stealing focus from the Front End on OS X. Workaround?

Link to Wolfram Community version Calling getDefaultToolkit() through J/Link causes the Front End to lose focus. This is specific to OS X. Here is a minimal ...
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CapForm bugged in V11?

Bug introduced in 10.4 and fixed in 11.1 This problem is specific to OS X It appears on my system (OSX 10.10.5) that CapForm isn't behaving itself in V11. ...
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Drag-and-drop image out of notebook

Drag-and-dropping images into notebooks works like a charm. But oftentimes I already have an image in a notebook and I want to use somewhere outside Mathematica. So we do this: right-clicking and ...