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

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How to connect to a mac mini when offline from a mac laptop?

I'm a developer that travels. I have a macbook pro and a mac mini (which runs as a headless webserver). This setup works fine when both machines are on the same network. However, I've never been ...
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Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?

I've reinstalled OS X Mavericks from scratch twice on my (usually headless) Mac Mini, but it keeps locking up after ten or fifteen minutes of use - even just Safari browsing. I use Screen Sharing with ...
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Where is the specific driver for my GPU located

I am trying to run a bitcoin miner (bfgminer), I know this is not efficient but I want to do it anyway. The mac in question is a MacMimi running an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Apple Configurator V1.4 was working this morning, now quits immediately upon start

I have a new Mac Mini, OS X 10.8.5 (12F45), just set up this morning. Downloaded Apple Configurator 1.4 (351). It worked fine up until about an hour ago, when it started quitting as soon as I start ...
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Can the 2009 Mac mini work with its optical drive removed?

I wonder if the Mac mini 2009 needs the optical drive for work, or if I can just remove it? I don't need it at all and have an external drive just in case. I will replace the HDD with an SSD and want ...
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Possible to chain mac minis together?

Is there a guide to extending a mac mini by adding several mac minis together to add cpu and memory capacity?
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Is Mac Mini's Fusion drive useful if I mostly use windows 8 through Bootcamp?

I am considering of buying a Mac Mini with a 1TB Fusion Drive. However I will rarely use OSX (except for iPhone application development) and will mostly be running Windows 8 through Bootcamp. In this ...
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Mac Mini with Linux

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) without an optical drive and I would like to put Debian testing on it instead of OS X. I cannot find a complete and concise guide to doing this on the mac's without the optical ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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Use different memory capacity RAMs in mac mini

I have a mac mini with 2GB RAM and want to buy another stick (since mac mini only have to memory slots) of 4GB (all other specs are the same), will it cause a problem? Thanks, Matt
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Why is the Mac OS volume button grayed out while connected to an external device?

At the moment I have my Mac mini connected to my amplifier through HDMI. The volume button is grayed out so I can only adjust through my amplifier. The problem is the mini is significantly louder ...
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Can I use my UK Mac Mini (Mid 2010) in the US?

I'm from England and I'll be going to the US and I'd like to take my Mac Mini (Mid 2010) (not the newest version). My main question is: would it be safe to use over there? I'm worried because of the ...
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External SATA PM (Port Multiplier) Enclosure w/ Mac Mini

I'd love to use one of the new Mac Mini Server models as a backup server, but need a lot more space. Has anybody tried attaching a port multiplied eSATA enclosure to the Mini? This is the one I'd ...
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Would I notice much of a difference between a new 2014 Mac Mini and the 2012 server edition?

I'm looking to replace my home server with a Mac Mini. I do a lot of conversions between movie formats (ie MKV to mp4) and was curious if it made more sense to go with the 2012 server model or the ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How Do I Start Over With Backups Using Time Machine?

I have a Mac Mini Server running the latest version of Mavericks and OS X Server. I would like to do a full backup of my server. I have no business need to keep the backups currently on the disk. ...
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Mac Mini won't start, shuts down on startup chord

My Mac Mini bought early 2013 won't start. I get half the Apple startup chord and then it shuts down again. It doesn't even get to the gray screen, apparently no video output. I tried the different ...
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Very slow screen refresh on server screen share

I have a brand new Mac Mini, configured with Intel i7, 16GB, dual SSDs... basically the top of the line Mac Mini you can buy as of 2/1/2014. I also purchased the latest Airport Extreme, with 802.11ac ...
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How to stop Setup Assistant from showing up on every restart on Mac Mini with OS X Mavericks?

My Mac Mini is new. I'm not sure if this issue was already there before installing Server.app. Unsusual things happen with the system on EVERY RESTART: Messages Agent ask permission to use keychain to ...
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Mac mini stops blinking in standby

I'm on Macmini6,2 with current firmware and 10.8.4. When I send it to sleep it starts its on and off fading status LED thing to indicate it is now asleep. When I come back a few hours later, it is ...
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Using another Mac as a display

My MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8) only has one port for an additional monitor but I want to add a third monitor. I have a spare Mac mini (OS X 10.5) and I want to use it to support a third monitor. Is there ...
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IR won't activate screen on 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Mac Mini

I use my Mini for home theatre, but the IR won't active the screen. Using Screen Sharing will activate the screen. I see others have reported this issue with 10.8.2 that went away with 10.8.3. Alas ...
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Reverse tethering of Android device to OSX over WIFI

or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but ...
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Max OS X: White saturation is terrible

i have a Problem. Here's my story: I bought a new LCD-Monitor: Acer S235HLBbmii. I had Windows 8 till today. The colors with windows (and this monitor) were very good. All tests on this website are ...
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Builtin VNC stops working after waking headless Mac mini from sleep (black screen)

I'm running a Mac mini (late 2012) with OS X 10.8.2 as a media center PC and streaming server. It's not running 24/7 - instead I'm using a schedule to wake it up in the evening and putting it back to ...
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Are the two SATA bus interfaces in the 2010 Mac mini equal in speed?

I want to replace the DVD in my old 2010 mac mini with a SSD but first I would like to know if the two SATA interfaces are equal when it comes to speed. I would prefer to keep the harddrive on the ...
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Using a Mac Mini at 1920x1200

I got a Mac Mini at about summer in 2011 and I'm looking to use it along with my main PC using a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. The monitor's DVI is used by my main PC, so I picked up a Mini ...
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My OS X Mac Mini server crashed - How can I restore it?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini Server. It is the unibody model that has two hard drives and no optical drive. I got this second hand so I don't have anything other than the machine itself. The way I ...
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Mac mini, two monitors over hdmi and Thunderbolt simultaneously

Will the new Mac Mini (mid-level, quad-core) support the following two monitors simultaneously: one an Apple Cinema Display 30", 2560x1600 resolution, connected to both the Thunderbolt port and one ...
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Can I use the screen (and keyboard) of a separate laptop with a Mac Mini?

At the moment, I really need a Mac to run Logic Pro, and I reckon my cheapest option is getting a Mac Mini. It would be very convienent if I could use the screen (and optionally keyboard) of a ...
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My Mac Mini doesn't wants CD

I had a Mac mini. Then the HD broke. So I took an HD from an old Windows notebook. I moved this HD from the Windows notebook to the Mac mini. Now Mac mini correctly starts with Windows XP (what a ...
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Mac Mini won't start

I got a 2007 Mac Mini off eBay a year ago. Now it won't start. It will show the Apple logo and then when it gets to the blue screen where it would normally show the desktop, the DVI cuts out. I have ...
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Connect to MySql over Airport Wireless LAN

I have installed MySql on a Mac Mini that I want to use as a dev database server. I have created a toy database on the server. I have created a wireless network using Airport. I now want to connect to ...
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After upgrading Mac mini to Mountain Lion, the display is not working

I had my Mac mini connected to a TV using VGA (with the mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter) running fine. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it simply doesn't work anymore. I wasn't using any software ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Problem installing Mac OS X Lion on Mac Mini

I am installing Mac OS X Lion on a Mac Mini (c2d, 2GB RAM). The installation goes fine, until it rebooted. After rebooting, it shows the following screen for almost 3 hours. The progress bar does not ...
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Mac mini built in speakers do not play all of sound

I've a rather odd issue I've noticed while playing this song on Youtube: When using the built-in speakers I only hear the background singing (a bit hard to describe: sometimes I hear almost nothing, ...
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Mac Mini has loud fan, won't power up

My intel-based mac mini (Model A1283, EMC 2336) refuses to boot. When I plug it in, the fan spins up very loudly, but then nothing happens when I hit the power button. I don't get a boot chime, and ...
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5.1 surround sound via optical out without receiver

I have a 2010 Mac mini and I would like to output 5.1 surround sound from it. The optical audio out is the way to achieve this, but I don't want to have an audio receiver, 5 times bigger then the ...
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Usable Resolution limited on Mac Mini

Since a few days, i have a limited Screen resolution, resulting in a black bar on the top and the bottom of the screen. When starting up in safe-boot, there is no prolbem. The display dialog let's me ...
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How do I shut off a USB fan automatically when the Mac goes to sleep?

I have a Mac Mini 1.1 on which I updated the EFI firmware to v2.1 and installed Mac OS X 10.7 I'm wondering how I can cool the Mac with an external fan somehow. I found the internal cooling to be ...
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/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist Is Missing - Causing postgres to not start properly

I recently updated my Mac Mini Server to Yosemite and the Server app 4.0. When I tried to verify that Postgres is available by executing sudo serveradmin fullstatus postgres I get the following ...
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What Is The Path Where Apache Is Located?

When I check logs (Apache, Ruby on Rails) it appears that my development Mac Mini Server is being scanned. I would like to install mod_security. I'm currently running the latest version of Mavericks ...
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New Mac Mini (late 2014) sound input - says “No input devices found”

I have just bought a new Mac Mini Late 2014. I noticed that the System Preferences > Sound says that there is no sound input device. This is causing me lots of problems in the app I'm developing in ...
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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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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 ...