Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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Mac Minis: 2012 Quad Core vs 2014 Dual Core for a virtualization host?

My office is looking to get a Mac Mini for testing our website in Safari. Because Apple now allows you to run previous versions of OS X in a VM, we will be looking to run at least Mavericks and ...
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Native resolution not available on lg ultrawide with mac mini (2012)

I'm aware of displaying more resolutions with the option key like in this answer: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/149152 but after upgrading to 10.10 the resolution of 3840x(i think)1080 of the lg ...
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Connecting a 2007 Mac Mini to a Samsung Tv

I have a mid 2007 Mac Mini that I bought to hook up to a tv and use for Netflix, tv, etc. When I connect to the tv it shows a mode not supported message. I followed the instructions on the web ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2012 support?

I know the 2012 mini has 2 video outputs but I've seen in the past PCs where one DVI output could be split to two displays. So is the limit one monitor per physical display port (HDMI & whichever ...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...
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Could the recently announced Mac Minis power a theoretical 5K Retina display?

I'm curious, assuming that the Thunderbolt bus has sufficient bandwidth, would the Iris Pro graphics be capable of driving a 27" retina display?
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Purchasing a Mac Mini with Future Compatibility in Mind

I am contemplating purchasing a mac mini. However, now that Apple has just released newer models of the mac minis, I find myself a bit confused. Basically, my requirements are: A mac to learn and ...
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Lost ability to choose 3440x1440 resolution after Yosemite upgrade

I have an LG 34UM95 connected via TB on a Late 2012 mac mini. After the Yosemite install, I no longer have the option of choosing 3440x1440 resolution in the Displays preferences. It worked just ...
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How can you wipe and reinstall OSX on a Mac Mini (which has no optical drive)?

If you are a new disk and wiping them to setup a DIY Fusion disk, how does the Mini carry on working afterwards... haven't you just wiped the OS? Without an optical drive, how can you clean the disks ...
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Would the new mac mini be an upgrade? [on hold]

I inherited an iMac (mid 2011) and was wondering if the new Mac mini would be a speed increase. Specs on my current Mac: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 ...
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How many displays can a Mac Mini 2014 drive

How many displays can a Mac Mini 2014 drive? Given that the Mac Mini now has 2 thunderbolt + 1 HDMI video outputs, it would be able to drive 3 monitors right? It ofcourse depends on the resolutions. ...
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Can I replace RAM or processor in new Mac mini?

Is it possible from technical point of view to replace/upgrade on my own RAM or processor in new Mac mini released today (assuming that I'll use compatible replacement)?
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how can I use my macbook pro as a primary display for my mac mini?

I want to use my Apple Mac Mini without connecting a monitor through the VGA, I have also a MacBook pro and an iPad. I want to know how I can use the MacBook pro (ideally wirelessly) to act as the ...
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Downgrading a new mac mini 2012 from Maverick to Mountain Lion

I acquired a new mac mini late 2012 with a fusion drive & a 2,6 Ghz cpu. It came with maverick. The machine already came back last week from a mac repear shop where they changed the mother-card ...
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Brand New Mac Mini with OS X Server, Open Directory not working

I have a brand new Mac Mini I have installed the OS X Server app on it. DNS Settings report no problems. OpenDirectory will not stay operational. I never even had a chance to add any users. Can't ...
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Mac mini exits full-screen by itself

We're using a Mac Mini to drive a display on our wall, which displays real-time stats about our software. We have it hooked up using HDMI to an LG TV on the wall, which has an in-built timer to turn ...
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HDMI Display failure on Mac mini (late 2012)

I have a late 2012 Mac mini running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5). When I hook up two displays to the computer (one Thunderbolt, one HDMI) it will configure and work properly for a time. After 1-2 hours, ...
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Internal SSD compatible?

Since I was not able to find it out does anyone of you know if the following INTERNAL SSD will be compatible with my MacMini Late 2012 (the cheaper one)? Internal SSD from BestBuy Thanks :)
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Cannot boot recorvery

I am trying to re-install our Mac Mini. Looking around Apple's website, it seems the Recovery Disk Assistant is the way to do it. I have followed the instructions for the OSX Recovery Disk Assistant ...
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Dell monitor randomly goes blank on Mc mini

I have a Mini late 2012 (i5 16gb RAM) It was running Maverick and now running the Yosemite Beta. A Dell U2414H and an older Dell E207WP My problems is: My Dell U2414H randomly says there is no ...
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Mac Mini with Dell UltraSharp U2713H - Not Sharp

I have bought myself a 2012 Mac mini and have it hooked up to my Dell Ultrasharp U2713H via HDMI. Everything works, but the text and everything else looks fuzzy and not sharp. Plus from what I can ...
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Mavericks on Mac Mini Late 2012: grey screen after restart

Whenever I use the Restart command from the Apple menu, the machine displays a clear grey screen forever (no Apple logo, no gear icon) after the startup sound. So instead of restarting I have to turn ...
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What's the difference between the normal Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server?

I'm planning to buy a Mac mini i5 as it's fitting my budget. Will be making it a server for hosting websites, so before I buy the i5 version I wanted to know if there is any hardware difference ...
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Mac mini temperature issue

I have old mac mini upgraded from 1,1 to 2,1 and CPU from T2300 to t7200. Now I have some troubles with my smcFanControl. It show than my temperature is 73-80 celsium when cpu is loaded. Is it ok temp ...
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An analytics/statistical tool for Podcasts

I have podcasts stored on my Mac Mini Server. It is in iTunes but others can add the XML link to other RSS readers. Is there Apple software available where I can keep track of the number of ...
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The video signal from my G4 Mac Mini is severely degraded. How can I fix it?

I have a G4 Mac Mini that I still find useful; it has a 750 GB hard disk and can run Comskip in Eyetv, which my latest Mac Mini can’t. I can’t use this machine because the video signal coming out of ...
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Can I Listen to both ports 80 and another one for web hosting in Apache without impacting current Apple functionality on Mac Mini Server?

I use a Mac Mini Server running Mavericks where I current host five websites. One is hosted in the Server app. The others are Ruby on Rails applications using Phusion Passenger. Since my AT&T ...
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Does purchase from Amazon.in void Apple warranty?

I want to purchase a Mac Mini from amazon.in not amazon.com; local apple store told me that if you purchase apple product from unauthorized reseller they will not provide me any support. I searched ...
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AirPort constantly losing and reconnecting to Wi-Fi on Mac Mini

I have purchased an old Mac mini 1,1 (Intel). When I purchased it, it's connected to Wi-Fi with poor signal but worked. OS was Mac OS X 10.6.8. Later I was opened the Mac (there was screws on the ...
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I want my Mac Mini power button to shut down the computer

I’ve recently started using my Mac Mini as a media server. I really don’t want it to be powered on all the time though. I’ve removed the password prompt and have told Plex to automatically open on ...
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error in importing videos

iPhoto in my Mac-Mini pops an error, upon trying to import video from the camera, says: /Users/Pat/Pictures/iPhotoLibrary.photolibrary/Import/Masters/Roll 1/EK000003.AVI Can’t import the ...
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Mac Mini needs HDMI unplug-replug after it's been asleep

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my TV in my living room, connected via my audio received, and via HDMI. If I leave the Mac until it goes to sleep, the TV screen goes blue (as expected), and the Mini ...
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Mac mini won´t boot up

I have a Mac mini that fell from a desk, my kid was playing aroung and it hit the floor, I picked it up and it stared up but when the Apple logo comes up the little cricle appears and thats it, it ...
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Remote app on iPad regularly loses connection to Mac

I'm using a Mac mini with an external 3TB hard drive to run my audio system. I'm controlling iTunes on the Mac mini using Apple's Remote app on my iPad. My problem is that Remote seems to lose the ...
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Where should i look to improve slow I/O performance measured with dd?

I have been measuring my primary disk I/O with the following command : dd if=/dev/zero bs=2048k of=/Volumes/Toshiba/tstfile count=1024 2>&1 | grep > sec | awk '{print $1 / 1024 / 1024 / $5, ...
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My mac mini is not getting the FullHD Resolution for my FULLHD LED

I am having a LED with 1920*1080 resolution .I have connected my Mac mini using the Mini DisplayPort to VGA cable .I am only getting the 1280*1080 p.Why i am not getting FULLHD display
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Restore MacBook Pro backup to a Mac Mini?

I've got to drop my MBP (2010 model) in to the Apple store asap to get it repaired and it'll be out of action for a week during a time I need it most. My thought process is, due to the urgency of it ...
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Will the Mac Mini late-2012 try to reformat dual PC raid discs when I plug them in?

I have a new Mac Mini late 2012 model replacing a PC with dual 2 TB hard drives set up in Raid format mirrored and auto save. I want to put them into a caddy, a Startech 4-bay SATA version with a ...
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Connecting to mac mini through xSession

I have encounter this problem when I was trying to help my friend who want to learn iOS programming but at the moment cant afford to buy a Mac. I have Macbook and Mac Mini. I was avid use of linux in ...
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How can I connect two VGA monitors to a Mini using Thunderbolt and HDM adapters?

I am running one VGA display using Thunderbolt/VGA adapter from Apple and it works fine. Trying to connect second VGA display using HDMI/DVI adapter which comes with the mac using an additional ...
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Mac mini set to never sleep, but seems to be sleeping anyway (does not respond to network)

I've enabled SSH into my mac mini (late 2012 running OS X 10.9.3), and have the energy saver settings set so that the display sleeps after 10 minutes, and the computer is set to never sleep. If the ...
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Can Mac Mini Support 4k Monitor

I'm assembling my workplace and I'm looking into Mac Mini MD387LL along with some 4k monitor like this one, Samsung 28-inch UHD. Problem is that I'm not sure if the Mac Mini will support this ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 with 10.9.3 consistently losing bluetooth connectivity

Several times a day Mac Mini (mid-2011 model) with OS X 10.9.3 losing keyboard and mouse connection. Batteries are fresh, showing level between 73 and 100%. If I'm pressing power button on the ...
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Can not connect mac mini to a 17inch screen

I am trying to connect my mac mini MD387D/A to a 17 inch Samsung screen Sync Master 730 which has around 9 years and supports up to 1280*1024. I have a VGA adapter from my mac mini which worked ...
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Mac mini 2012 graphic upgrade for UE4 Unity3D Blender

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) i7, 16gb ram graphic card intel HD4000. I recently bought a thunderbolt expansion PCIE which supports a PCIE 2.0 16x graphic card with space for Full length card. I ...
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Mac Mini 10.9 crashes often

I have a mac mini (10.9 Macmini6,2) for my company as our server. It is used to give access to shared volumes that multiple people have access to throughout the day. There are usually 5-10 people ...
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Mac Mini 2013 wakes immediately after sleep when USB drive plugged in

I have a 2013 mac mini running osx 10.9.3. I used to be able to send the machine to sleep by going to the apple in the menubar and choosing sleep. After a recent update, when I do this the displays ...
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TextWrangler always comes to front when switching monitors

I have a late 2012 mac mini running OSX 10.9.3 and I'm curious if there is a setting that needs to be changed or if this is some sort of bug. I'm working with two monitors; one plugged into HDMI and ...