Unable to double tap on the trackpad to highlight multiple words in macOS Mojave

In previous versions of OS X, I was able to “double tap” on the trackpad and then move my finger to the side or down to highlight/select text/multiple text.

I’m unable to duplicate this in the new macOS Mojave. Previously, I’d enable System Preferences > Trackpad > “Tap to click”. Any ideas?

bluetooth not available: Mojave 10.14.2

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (2015). Since I have updated to OS Mojave, the Bluetooth has stopped working. I get an error message that “No Bluetooth Hardware Found”.

I have already tried to do the following:

  1. Go to the /Library/Preferences and deleting the com.apple.Bluetooth.plist file
  2. Successfully resetting SMC. (pressing Shift+ctrl+alt + power button)
  3. Removing the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar

None of the above solutions has worked for me.

Mojave screen saver starts randomly

I have a new Mojave (10.14.1) installation on an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017). My screen saver is set to start after 5 minutes. I have a hot corner defined to start the screen saver.

I have noticed that periodically, the screen saver just starts up out of the blue. Typically this happens while I am scrolling with the magic mouse. I am definitely not hitting the hot corner.

Any suggestions for why this is happening and how to stop it?

How to make bootable El Capitan installer in Mojave?

One of my friends who don’t have a fast Internet connection asked me if I could install El Capitan (which is the highest version of OS X that his iMac supports) and I said sure.

Today I went to App Store to install El Capitan, just for it to download so that I can make a bootable USB for him, and couldn’t find it in App Store.

Then after a bit of searching I’ve found this link and it opened in App Store:

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However, when I click the get button, it redirects me to Software Update in my System Preferences and says that it’s not available:

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Previously, clicking Get button just downloaded an installer into my Applications folder where I could easily create a bootable USB.

How can I make bootable El Capitan installer USB in Mojave?

MacOS Mojave rpcinfo not working

[MacOS 10.14.1, NFS to Ubuntu16]

I’m setting up NFS between my Raspberry Pi3 running Ubuntu16 (Server) and my Macbook Pro (Client). I have a basic setup that’s working for anonymous mounts, but need to fix write permissions for user mounts.

I’m trying to use rpcinfo to gather information about what’s going on, but on my Mac, rpcinfo isn’t working, and returns the errors below:

user@client:[20:31]$   rpcinfo -p rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: rpcinfo: RPC: Unable to send; errno = Broken pipe  user@client:[20:31]$   rpcinfo rpcinfo: RPCBPROC_DUMP failed for host localhost rpcinfo: RPC: Unable to send; errno = Broken pipe 

Other NFS tools, e.g. nfsstat -m work fine.

Any suggestions as to what may be broken and how to fix this problem?

Mojave has apps in a zombie state, neither launched nor quit

This is a weird issue that is affecting many of the apps I use on a regular basis, including (but not limited to): Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, Sublime Text 3, FileZilla, and even Apple’s native TextEdit! The sequence of events goes something like this:

  1. An app freezes and I must Force Quit out of it.
  2. I try to re-launch the app, but the icon just bounces in the Dock endlessly (until I Force Quit again)
  3. I try to Shut Down the Mac, but macOS insists it can’t shut down because said app is still running (although it shouldn’t be, since I did a Force Quit). Also, no dot is shown below the app’s Dock icon, leading one to believe it is not open, but it’s still running.
  4. I must physically hold the power button to shut down.

^ As you can see, the application is “Not Responding”. But there is no dot below to indicate it is even open to begin with.

I have tried to Force Quit the app(s) in question via Terminal as well, after identifying their Process IDs. Unfortunately, this has not worked either.

macOS is the most current version to date: Mojave 10.14.2

Differences in path encoding between Mojave and High Sierra

I have a script (in R) where I specify the path to some data. The script ran on my computer’s High Sierra. After updating to Movaje, I get “path non-existent” error messages so my script no longer runs.

So I:

  1. Use the Terminal to go to the folder I want

  2. Copy-paste the path from the Terminal to my R script. I see no differences between the two bits of text, but Mojave seems to see something. My old line doesn’t run, the new one -copied from the Terminal- does.

I can work with this, but would like to understand, where could the differences be?

Bootcamp startup failure after Mojave upgrade

I recently upgraded my MacbookPro retina to Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.2, after which my previously functional Bootcamp Windows 10 stopped working. I can see “Bootcamp” as a startup disk option:

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And from the desktop I can see that my files exist in the Bootcamp partition:

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When I restart my MacbookPro while holding down the ‘option’ key, Windows 10 does not display as a startup option. If I force the Startup Disk to Bootcamp in the System Preferences and restart, I get the “No Bootable Device” screen.

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Any ideas what might be wrong here and how to remedy. I would like to avoid reinstalling Windows if at all possible.