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

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Is it possible to share GarageBand projects from iPhone to Mac Mini via iCloud?

I want to copy a GarageBand project from my iPhone to a Mac Mini. I was hoping to do this through iCloud and not have to deal with iTunes. I think I have iCloud turned on for GarageBand on the ...
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PPPoe connection Mac Mini -no connection even though it shows connected

Got a new internet connection today and I created a PPPoe connection in Windows 7 and it works fine. I followed all the instructions given in the below websites for creating PPPoe on my Mac Mini ...
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Timemachine Mac Mini with 2 Hard Drives

I have a mac mini server with 2 Hard Drives, one for the system and active files (Server HD) and one serving as an archive (Archive HD). Is it possible to use Time Machine to back up both disks and ...
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Seeking for some advice of Mac Mini vs Macbook Pro both maxed out specs [on hold]

I am looking for some advice about getting a macbook pro or mac mini. Basically, the case with me is that I currently have a mid 2014 macbook pro that is a base model. I use the macbook pro at home ...
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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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Should I upgrade RAM on my MacMini? [closed]

I have a MacMini with following specification: Mac min (Late 2012) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB My system slows up pretty fast when I work with large ...
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How can I see if an OS X install disc is compatible with the computer I'm installing on?

I have an old Mac Mini G4. I'm trying to do a fresh OS install on it. According to my searches, the last OS version that will run on it is 10.5.8. I have several install disks lying around, which ...
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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012) stuck intermittently on boot-up

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) that is running El Capitan Mac OS 10.11.2 that is getting stuck on boot-u, but this occurs intermittently. As you see the Apple logo on boot-up, the status bar underneath ...
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System volume locked on Mac mini when using HDMI audio

I just connected my Mac mini (Late 2012) to my TV using HDMI. Now, all works good, except that I cannot set system volume on the HDMI link. That is, if I switch from built-in speaker to HDMI audio, ...
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Reset MacMini Fusion Drive Volume

When install Windows10 with BootCamp,click new partition serial times,disk volume is disorder now. Can't merge by BootCamp and Disk Utility. diskutil list ...
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How to change Mac Mini from a mirrored RAID set to one drive?

Just recently the Mac Mini I use for development/as a server had crashed. The most information I could get from it was that one of the drives in the mirrored RAID pair had crashed. Is there any way ...
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Mystery process put mac mini to sleep

I have a program running on a mac mini that I want to never go to sleep. I have set up the power settings to hopefully make this the case: pmset -g Active Profiles: AC Power -1* Currently in ...
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Lock Mac mini but keep secondary display running

I am configuring a dashboard on a TV display to show latest sales stats, etc. and am running this off our existing build 'server', a Mac mini. The Mac mini is connected to a standard monitor and a TV ...
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Why the different results for ping? Or why is the Time Capsule getting involved?

I'm setting up a bash script network monitor at the core of which I am using ping. When a host is down, I get the standard host is unreachable, usually. But on one box it seems to be getting a ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Install Mavericks on Mac Mini with a completly formatted hard disk

I have an older Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed on it. When I was upgrading to Mavericks, the installation was stuck and the MacMini didn't start any more. I didn't know about Recovery etc. So ...
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As the Mac mini has no battery, would it fail or just suspend if the power is cut?

I was interested in buying a Mac mini for work (I love Linux but it requires too much maintenance). However, it turns out that it has no battery at all (different to a MacBook Pro/Air etc). I have ...
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Mac mini boots into black screen in dual screen setup

can't seem to fix this. I have a Mac mini 2012 with two monitors and for some reason the computer boots into a black screen when they are both connected. It was fine previously. With only one monitor ...
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Mac Mini - Mac OSX 10.9.5 no longer recognizes Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive

I recently updated the software on my Mac Mini Mac OSX to 10.9.5 and since then it no longer recognizes my Seagate Backup Plus Drive. The drive is running ( I can hear it ) but the error message says ...
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Mac Mini 2011 extremely hot and surprisingly slow

I just bought a Mac Mini (mid 2011) secondhand with the following specifications: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 512 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I used to have a iMac 2006 ...
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Screen sharing not working on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Screen Sharing has become more and more tedious. I have a MacBook Air, my usual laptop, and a Mac mini to which I want to connect with Screen Sharing (on my ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Disable Rootless on Headless Mac

I understand that the way to disable rootless is through the Recovery Partition. However, I have a remote, headless Mac with an attached bootable clone drive that I access via Screen Sharing. Can I ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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What's wrong with my Fusion Drive?

I'm having weird issues with my internal Fusion Drive. Symptoms: It gave itself a new cryptical name, and I can't change it back In most cases I cannot install new software anymore (e.g. I cannot ...
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How can a Mac mini drive 3440 pixels wide display instead of 1920?

I've bought a new 21:9 IPS screen with a native resolution of 3440x1440px. The display has only two inputs: 1x DisplayPort which is connected to a workstation and 1x HDMI port which should go to my ...
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FireWire to Thunderbolt Adapter

I would like to connect a third display to my Mac Mini Late 2012. Since I'm already using the HDMI and Thunderbolt I'll have to use something else. I read in a couple of forums that you can connect ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = ...
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Mac Mini Invisible File Problem

I've got an issue where after moving a file from the desktop a shared location (mac mini) the file doesn't appear. After duplicating the file, both the copy and the original file appear so it's not ...
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Mac Mini Server starts to unreponsive desktop

I changed some of my file shareing options on my Mac mini (El Capitan) server and now it does not start. It does shows desktop but i have no control no menu bar (not even hidden) no dock, no ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 - About This Mac

I have a Mac Mini Mid-2010 with 4GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo P8600 Processor 2.4Ghz. OS : OSX 10.11.1 ELCapitan. When I run the following command in terminal I get the output as 2.4Ghz sysctl -a | grep ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 4,1 USB Problems with Keyboard and Mouse (IOUSBHostHIDDevice & AppleUSBHostPort errors)

I am having following issues on the MacMini quoted in the Title. Basically every so often, the keyboard and/or mouse freeze. I then have to unplug them and plug them back in and they work fine again ...
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Remotely upgrading to El Capitan broke Screen Sharing

We have a remote Mac Mini acting as a build server that we use Screen Sharing to connect to and remotely manage. Well I recently upgraded this box to El Capitan and now Screen Sharing won't connect ...
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MacMini Shared Folder Slow Speeds

I have a macmini that I am trying to use as a file server. I have setup a shared directory and have enabled sharing (SMB, AFP and enabled Windows Sharing). I can now connect to this drive on my ...
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Connect with Windows 10 to Mac Mini with Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my Mac Mini over Remote Desktop. So, I enabled Remote Management in Apple Preferences and connect using VNCViewer on my PC. Unfortunately, quality connection is very poor. For ...
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What's the best/most usable OSX for a Mac Mini (A1283/early 2009 with 2GB RAM)? [closed]

It's also using a regular HDD. Thanks! :)
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Right way to switch keyboard/mouse between Mini and MacBook

I have a Mac mini and a Macbook. I have a dual-display setup with my own keyboard and mouse. Most of the time it's all connected to my Mac mini, but I often want to use my keyboard+video+mouse with my ...
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How to recover a dead Mac mini?

A friend of me just deleted everything by running sudo rm -rf / on his Mac mini. Yeah I know... (Another friend of us just create a cloud virtual box and invite us to play, that poor friend asked how ...
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Yet another kernel_task high CPU usage question

I have a headless Quad-Core Mac mini living in the storage cupboard and in the last week or so which possibly coincides with updating to El Capitan has began having the problem, 600% usage from boot. ...
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Can I unplug my Mac mini from power once it's in hibernate mode?

Suppose I want to work on my Mac mini here, reach a certain point in my work, then put it in hibernate mode and unplug the power. From what I understand the hibernate mode will save the status of the ...
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Mac mini, restarting and kernel panic

I have had repeated restarts on a Mac mini (late 2012). I don't really understand the log, but I was hoping someone might be able to break it down and possibly offer some solutions. Thank you *** ...
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Monitor not waking up after switching KVM input

I'm using a 2-port KVM switch between my Mac Mini and a Ubuntu desktop computer. I have no problems with the Ubuntu machine waking up when I switch to the inputs. However, when I switch over to the ...
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Fixing Mac Mini that uses 10x normal power in sleep mode

When I return to my Mac Mini in the morning, the case is warm to the touch, even though at that point it's been sleeping for hours with the display off. According to ...
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Will Mac Mini work with Dell Inspiron Laptop

I am interested in buying the new Mac Mini as I cannot afford a Mac book or Air. The laptop I have is Dell Inspiron 3537. So I wanted to know is it possible to connect Mac Mini with my Dell laptop. ...
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Android phone not even charging on a Mac Mini (Yosemite)

I'm new to OSX, so I'm probably doing something which is obviously wrong. I have a Samsung Note and USB cable which when plugged into my Linux laptop work without any issues. I have a late-2012 Mac ...
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How can I stop Mac Mini from shutting off when removing an SD card?

I've been trying to use an SD card (a micro-sd adapter and card) in a 2011 Mac Mini. When I remove the card, the Mac completely shuts off. No dialog or kernel panic screen, just instant power off. ...
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iPhone does not see WiFi shared by Mac Mini

Does anyone knows why my iPhone cannot see and connect to the WiFi that is shared on my Mac Mini? At the same time, iPad does see it and WiFi works perfectly. I am using my Mac Mini as a wireless ...