Sir Apfelot Blog

29 September 2022

5 macOS tips you should have known earlier

On the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook, you can adapt the macOS operating system in various ways and use shortcuts more quickly. Here in the Sir Apfelot blog you will find numerous guides and instructions that […]
6 May 2022
Mac Terminal Tips & Tricks

Mac tip: Apply the path to the terminal via drag and drop – my pick from KW11

Every now and then, as a Mac user, you have to go into the terminal and type in a command. I often find it difficult because I have to enter paths that sometimes contain spaces and other special characters that [...]
24 February 2022

Mac Command Line: What is the Terminal?

The terminal app, which can be used by default under macOS on the Apple Mac, emulates a computer terminal that can be used to enter and execute commands. There is only a minimal graphical interface and so […]
23 February 2022

Fig - Command overview for the terminal on Mac

On macOS you can use the terminal to use certain commands for different purposes. From system settings to creating an installer to fine-tuning an app, everything can be done. Above all, […]
22 December 2021
Repair access rights on the Mac under macOS Big Sur and Monterey

Mac: Repairing access rights under macOS Big Sur and Monterey

Mac: Repairing access rights under macOS Big Sur and Monterey The new operating systems from Apple and the new Apple Silicon Macs have a few special features in store. Among other things, the procedure for repairing [...]
5 April 2021

Mac instructions: Remove duplicate entries in the "Open with" menu

After the topic came up in the Sir Apfelot forum, we want to show you here in the blog how you can remove duplicate entries from the "Open with" menu under macOS. Unfortunately, that doesn't work right away by [...]
30 September 2020
High CPU load due to accountsd process

[solved] Process "accountsd" requires over 300% CPU and slows down the Mac

Almost everyone probably knows this: You come to your computer in the morning and want to start working, but the Mac has secretly planned completely different things. In my case, immediately after starting up [...]
8 September 2020
Remove non-Latin fonts from Mac

Mac: Removing non-Latin fonts by script or by hand

My problem today: A friend has the usual macOS fonts installed on his MacBook Pro. Including, of course, many Asian, Cyrillic and other fonts that are usually hardly needed. With me […]
4 May 2020

Mac error: XYZ.app is damaged and cannot be opened

From macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple computers have what is known as the gatekeeper. This is supposed to protect the Mac, but can also lead to the error "XYZ.app is damaged and cannot be opened ...". What you can do so that [...]
21 October 2019

Load old macOS installer files with the terminal

At least under macOS 10.15 Catalina it is now possible to download complete installer files from old macOS versions via the terminal. In the following I will show you the command line required for this as well as a list with the individual versions of the old [...]