Questions tagged [mac-os-x]

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

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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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EventLocator in NDSolve seemingly hogs memory in Windows, but not Mac

I have written a function (ftest in my code) which does the following: Takes a vector {x,vx,vy} as input Numerically solves (with high precision) a specific system ...
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Limiting the use of discrete graphics card on Mac

Apple's laptop running Mac OS have a pretty nice feature to make the battery last longer: the dynamically switch between the low-power integrated graphics card and the higher-performance dedicated ...
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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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DensityPlot3D crashes GPU on Version 11(Mac Version)

First of all, I am using "11.0.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (September 21, 2016)" on Macbook Pro 2014 with non-switchable graphics. I ran into this issue today when ...
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Possible bug with ticks with superscripts, Labeled and Export to PDF

Here is the minimal working example that gives me problems with Mathematica 10.4 on OSX ...
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Help with Control+m shortcut

I am attempting to create a keyboard menu item shortcut using control + m. I have been successful at doing this however, I'm running into problems with this particular shortcut as it works about half ...
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Background color does not display in InputField unless Appearance option is also specified

I get the same behavior for v10.1.0, v.10.0.2 and v.9 with OS X (10.9.5) : No background color is displayed in InputField if I just set properly the option. For ...
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Why does OS X need permission to allow JLink connections each time it starts?

I understand that JLink loads each time Mathematica launches or each time a kernel starts, and that this can require permission from the firewall, if it is enabled but OS X provides settings the ...
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Frames missing when exporting plot to PDF in 11.1.0

I get the following result when exporting this plot: g = Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}, Frame -> True] ...
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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 work on 2016 MacBook Pros?

I ordered a new MacBook Pro with the touch bar, but before I retire my current laptop I'd like to know if v11.0.1 is stable on it. Has anyone got it working? If so, what is the user experience like ...
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How to place window on second screen?

I am trying to open a window on a second screen (a thunderbolt display attached to a macbook pro) that is the full size of the second screen. Here is the command I use: ...
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Why do PopupMenus render inconsistently on Macs?

This has been bugging me for years but because it doesn't effect performance I've never got around to asking. The problem below occurs for me in V8, 9, 10 with OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10. I've tested ...
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Exported PDF figure looks different in Apple's Preview than in Adobe PDF Reader

I'm trying to export figures into pdf, and the results looks good in Preview, but very bad in Adobe pdf reader. I'm using Mathematica version 8 on Mac 10.8.5. The Preview version is 6.0.1 (765.6) and ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Duplex Printing from button inside DialogNotebook on Mac

All, I have the following code which generates a window containing the variable PrintOut and a Print button. When the print button is pressed the contents of the window are sent to the printer and ...
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Insert EndNote citation in Mac OS

I'm trying to insert citations in a notebook. I found a thread that goes back to 2010 saying that the Endnote plugin for Mathematica is not supported on Mac OS. Does anyone know whether this is still ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to load to Mathematica functions linking to MKL with LibraryLink on OSX

I'm trying to load library funcitons to Mathematica which are using MKL functions but I'm constatly getting LibraryFunction::libload on OSX (this works fine on ...
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Can Mathematica automatically take advantage of the GPU on the new Mac Pro?

I'm upgrading my Mac to one of the new Mac Pro R2D2 Darth Vader models that have just been released. They come standard with twin AMD FirePro D300 cards, or twin D500 cards. I don't need that much ...
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Error message from V6.0.3 on Mavericks

With Mavericks, everything works fine except saving documents -- then I get this error: Internal self test error MacDialog | c | 2 Fixes? Ideas? Any help appreciated.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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RLink error with dynamic libraries on Mac 10.12 with Mathematica v11

Background Yes, there have been a lot of questions on RLink (quite a few on just how to get it working or installing packages). However none directly address ...
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Export in wolframscript moves focus to Mathematica app

I'm running Mathematica 11 from command line on OS X El Capitan. As far as I know, I can only pass command line arguments using the wolframscript command. Here's my ...
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Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X macbook air 6,2

When trying to create a PDF (export, print-save as, save image as) fronted crashes. With both OS X Mavericks and El Capitan My machine is: Model: MacBookAir6,2, BootROM MBA61.0099.B19, 2 processors, ...
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strange behavior when calling external linux command

My platform is Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When calling several external linux commands as the following: ...
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CUDA* commands are very slow on OS X and Mac

I have Mathematica 8.0.4.0 installed on my new MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8. I also have the latest CUDA drivers (and even the CUDA SDK) from nVIDIA. I've noticed that commands like CUDAQ[] take a ...
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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 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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Image processing issue in Mathematica 11 on Mac

c = CurrentImage[] returns an image. Now I try: FindFaces[c] it gives: FindFaces::imginv: Expecting an image or graphics ...
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Is it possible to make a standalone OS X app from manipulate?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make a standalone app from a manipulate box. I mean a small app that do exactly what the manipulate box is doing in Mathematica, but without Mathematica. In other ...