iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
44 views

Magic mouse does not switch ON

I have been using the magic mouse for two years. I always slide off the switch under the mouse after the mac shuts down as I have seen it to save battery life to some extent. Since a week the mouse ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Repeated requests to update icloud preferances

I keep getting requests to update my iCloud preferences. I do so by reentering my password the the requests keep coming
0
votes
1answer
35 views

27 imac Late 2012 HDD Failure

The HDD on my 27 imac Late 2012 has died. Is it replaceable? At present, I switch on (soundless) and get the white screen which loads up one third and then freezes. I tried Disk utilities which told ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Contacts from Address Book Disappeared

I just installed El Capitan (I used to have Lion OS X), and I lost my address book. So I googled about it and I can restore them from my time machine. I did that but the file can't be opened in the ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Mac — HDMI to USB/Thunderbolt

I know there are small USB boxes which are able to pass through image from HDMI (and record it) to computer. Is there something similar which would enable me to see stuff from HDMI on my Mac? Why: I ...
0
votes
0answers
428 views

'the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/' during Linux Mint installation on an iMac

I have a Mid 2007 iMac, I've installed rEfind on the mac and the Linux Mint (Cinnamon 17.3) installer on an USB thumb drive . rEfind sees the USB thumb drive, sees grub installed on the key, I boot ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Downloading miniDV from Canon to iMac

I can't figure out why I cannot import video from my Canon ZR850 onto my iMac. I have a DV-400 cable that connects to a FireWire 400-800 adapter that connects to an FireWire 800 to thunderbolt ...
3
votes
3answers
48 views

Can a 21.5 inch iMac (non-Retina late 2015 - 2.8 Ghz, Intel Iris Pro graphics, model 16,2) drive two external displays?

I'm currently running a Dell U2715H at its native resolution (2560 x 1440) via DisplayPort as an external display, and I'd like to add another at that same resolution. The Apple specs on this model ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

OS X partially freezes

I have a 27-inch, late 2012 iMac. After I upgraded to El Capitan the user interface (UI) partially freezes at apparently random moments. Parts of the UI continue to work (e.g., I can close ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

iMac (mid 2010, 27") minimum ram slots required to fill

Can I use only two 8 GB RAM modules with my mid 2010 27" iMac (2.8 GHz Core I5)? In other words, do you have to fill all 4 memory slots or are 2 filled slots sufficient?
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Desktop Mac Extremely Hot Running as External Display

I have a late 2009 iMac that I use as an external display for my mid 2014 Macbook pro. Everything works great except the iMac runs extremely hot to the touch, close to burning if you had your hand ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

Using an iMac 27" as an external monitor for a PC

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10 and it have 3x DisplayPort and 1x vga outputs. I want to connect my iMac Core i5 27-Inch (Late 2013) as an external monitor to the dell pc. Can I buy a Mini ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

iMac (Late 2015) using swap when there's still plenty of RAM left

My wife's new iMac is behaving rather oddly. Despite being a pretty powerful machine, it's rather slow and laggy. I looked into it, and it seems her swap memory is maxing out, even though there's ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Xcode is shutting down network access on my iMac

This is really strange. I'm running OS X 10.11.4 with all updates in place on a 2010 iMac. I am using Xcode 7.3 for iOS development. When I build and deploy my iOS app to any iOS device through Xcode,...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Boot Camp - frozen during hard drive partitioning - iMac 27” w/ 3TB Fusion Drive

(iMac 27” late 2012, 3.4GHz, 3TB Fusion Drive, running El Capitan 10.11.4.) I've gone through the Boot Camp Assistant steps with all of the recommended options (created a bootable Windows flash drive,...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

iMac - Midi controller disconnects

So I have recently bought an iMac for my music setup in which I have (amongst other things) a midi controller (M-Audio Oxygen 88) connected. I am experiencing a problem where at random times and ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Problem with bitmaped and vectored graphics

I have a 2009 iMac with El Capitan (10.11.4). I have recently discovered a very subtle problem with both bitmap and vectored graphics. With bitmaps, while making fine adjustments to shapes using ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Targeted Display Mode using Henge Docks Vertical Dock

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a Late 2012 21" iMac. I just purchased a Henge Docks Vertical Dock, to use at home, and the plan is to pop my MacBook Pro in and then use the iMac in ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Prevent internal drive from mounting automatically

I don't use the internal hard drive on my iMac any more, but for obvious reasons, it's awkward to remove it. I'd like to stop OS X from automatically mounting it when the iMac boots. Is this possible? ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

21.5 inch retina iMac used as external monitor [duplicate]

I am thinking of purchasing this little fella http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/imac?product=MK452LL/A&step=config# and (also) using it as an external monitor to my MacBook Pro (mid 2014). Is it ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

iMac A1208 - Mac OS X 10.4 Install Problem

I'm a French user and I have a iMac from 2006/2007. I have changed the logic board. It's ok, but i want to do a fresh install of OS, (10.4), but the optical disk is KO. I have the official CD (but it ...
0
votes
1answer
834 views

After El Capitan update, I cannot sign in to anything with my Apple ID: '“This action could not be completed. Try again”

I updated OSX last night to El Capitan and after the update, and restarting my iMac(2014) a few times, I cannot sign in with my Apple ID. The initial restart gave me the error: "This action could ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

How to use iMac mid 2010 (21.5 inch display) as monitor

I have a late 2014 macbook pro, and i am trying to use my 21.5" iMac as just a display via the thunderbolt cable. But it doesn't seem to be working, what do I need to change to do so?
0
votes
0answers
110 views

SD card won't mount (late 2009 iMac running OSX El Capitan)

I am hoping that someone can help me diagnose and fix a recurring problem. When I insert a card into the SD card slot it does not read the card or register that a card has been inserted in any way. ...
3
votes
0answers
79 views

Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Why is this stock iMac so slow at launching apps?

I bought a refurb iMac from apple.com: 21.5", late 2013 2.9 GHz Core i5 8 GB DDR3 Geforce GT 750M 1024 MB 1 TB SATA Disk No SSD, but this should still be performing well for basic tasks. It's ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

iMac 27“ 5K vs Television 50” for watching 4K movies

I own a 5K iMac 27". I like very much watching 4K movies on it. Is the quality significant better (and why exactly) when buying a 50" television with 4K support? Can you explain me why? I seems people ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Is there a way to move all windows back to the iMac (from HDTV)?

My iMac is hooked up to an HDTV, and sometimes I move windows over to the HDTV. But sometimes, my HDTV is not powered on, or it is set to the cable box, and I can't find the windows (apps) on my iMac,...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Should I format my iMac?

I have an iMac 27inch from 2009 running El Capitain at work. It was used by other people before I came in working for this company. It seems a bit on the slow side comparing to my home PC. Would ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

iMac 27' powering off without reason

I have been the owner of an iMac 27' for the past 3 years. I have had the problem of the machine automatically powering off (for no reason at all) since almost day 1. After trying everything, ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

migrating to 250GB SSD, need to dump local Photos

I just purchased a new iMac with 250GB Flash storage, and need to dump some media on my old desktop to make the Time Machine backup fit onto the new Flash drive. I have a 200GB iCloud plan, and all ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

How to remove all traces of an Apple Id from a Mac

If I go to the System Preferences and select iCloud, it prompts me to sign in with my Apple Id. Only problem is, it auto-fills the Apple Id of the previous user. If I try to delete the existing id ...
3
votes
0answers
353 views

Is there an app/extension similar to The Great Suspender but for Safari?

Safari is sucking wind lately, for me. I have a new 1TB hard drive in my system, put in Jan 2016. For Chrome I use Great Suspender extension - it halts tabs/sites after not being used for a while. ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard not able to connect on reboot

I've just gotten a new iMac 27" 5k (Late 2015). Works great, apart from one minor, yet annoying issue. Whenever I reboot, it seems bot my mouse and keyboard are not working once presented with the ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

How do I input ^ instead of ˆ

In my iMac 21.5-inch computer (OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.1) I have a cordless keyboard. At the top of the key 6 I have ˆ instead of ^. This is a problem. I never have needed to use ˆ, however ^ ...
1
vote
3answers
274 views

iMac randomly wakes up from sleep

My iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) randomly wakes up, up to 9 times a day. I'm using El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21). A syslog | grep -i "Wake reason" shows the following many times: Apr  5 00:02:50 Nikolajs-...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

iMac randomly losing display settings

Investigating a problem into an iMac, running OSX Yosemite, where it randomly loses display settings. Console logs don't indicate any particular reason for it switching off, however the machine has ...
0
votes
0answers
150 views

Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs. Nvidia GeForce 9400 256 MB (gaming performance)

I'm currently planning to buy the Macbook Pro, 13-inch (early 2011), 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7, Memory: 16 GB, using Intel HD Graphics 3000. Currently, I'm using the iMac, 21.5-inch (late 2009), 3,06 GHz ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Unhide application from switcher and menu bar

Recently one of apps is not showing in the Application Switcher, the Dock or even in the menu bar. The only way that I have found to get to it is via Mission Control or Launch Pad. And even when I do ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

iTunes audio cuts out at random times when listening to music

This has been an ongoing problem for over a year now. When listening to music in iTunes, something is causing the audio to cut out for a second or two at seemingly random moments. I never stream music....
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Mac won't start up broken Hard drive

I have one new working Mac and one Mac with a hard drive that has S.M.A.R.T errors and it won't start up. I want to transfers my data from the broken Mac to the new Mac how do I do this?
1
vote
0answers
22 views

2007 iMac 24" beach ball at login

I just recently installed a Seagate 2 TB internal hard drive and installed Yosemite. If my WD external drive is connected via firewire during startup, the iMac boots and shows the users, but when I ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Can I connect a 3440x1440 display to my late 2013 27" iMac?

Currently I'm running an external 27" 2560x1440 apple cinema display from the thunderbolt port. I have a second thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if it's possible to also use a thunderbolt enabled ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

iMac mid 2011 grey screen

On a site I have come along a pretty cheap 27" mid 2011 iMac. The seller says it's broken and when he press the power button it shows a white/grey screen and the "startup sound" plays. Is there any ...
-5
votes
1answer
114 views

iMac: OS X Yosemite - Safari Hijacked by Yahoo

Today I installed a bittorrent client and it pulled a fast sneaky partnership thing with Yahoo! which swapped my search homepage and default engine to Yahoo. I'm extremely upset because I despise ...
2
votes
2answers
218 views

Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
3
votes
1answer
239 views

iMac login screen only half displayed

When I booted up my iMac yesterday, I was confused to find my login field had seemingly moved upwards, so that only the bottom half was showing. The lower half of the screen was just black. Is this a ...
1
vote
0answers
583 views

xpcproxy using all my bandwidth

I have recently installed an SSD in my iMac and restored my backup using SuperDuper!. Since then, xpcproxy seems to randomly download stuff and uses all my bandwidth for minutes on end. What would be ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

How to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration

I want to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration. So Windows is occupying the whole disk. Now I want to erase the hard disk and restore Mac OS X Mavericks. How do I do ...