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

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Is is possible to use remote desktop to a Mac via direct cable or wireless?

I develop on Windows, but I need a Mac for iPhone development. So I'm thinking of getting a Mac mini or a MacBook for the Mac part, and connecting to it as needed from my Windows machine. A mini, in ...
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Any way to put Mac mini to sleep remotely?

I use a Mac mini as a music centre connected to my stereo system (among other things). I control it remotely using apps such as Remote by Apple, Rowmote, and Remoteless (for Spotify), both on my ...
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iPod touch 4G is stuck and cannot be restarted

My iPod Touch 4G got stuck while syncing with iTunes on a Mac Mini. I canceled the sync using the slider on the iPod but "Canceling sync" remained on the screen. I was able to open some apps, but ...
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Upgrade Mac mini's graphic card

I am doing well with my Mac, but I don't want to buy another computer for gaming, then I'm thinking on upgrading it. Searching in the web, I've seen that there is no way to upgrade the Mac mini's ...
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Does Windows 2008 Server run acceptably on a Mac Mini with Bootcamp?

Does anyone have experience installing and running Windows 2008 Server on a Mac Mini (which has either Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server installed), with Bootcamp? I have an old Dell PC with Windows 2008 ...
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Need some suggestions setting up a Mac Mini

I recently got a Mac from a friend. All it has is a power cable and a cable to connect it to the monitor. On the back, it says Mac mini 2.0/2x512/120 so I'm guessing that's 1 GB RAM, and 120 GB hard ...
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21:9 2560x1080 on Mini late 2012

I just bought an LG 21:9 monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080p at 60 Hz. Now, my mac mini late 2012 (HD4000) allow me to select resolutions up to 1920x1080p and no more. The monitor is ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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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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Planning to downgrade a brand new macmini to 10.6. How do I recover to mavericks if things go wrong?

I have a brand new macmini. It comes with mavericks and I haven't booted the machine yet. I know for certain that I will erase mavericks and install 10.6. However, if things go wrong, I would like to ...
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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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Is it documented exactly which i7 is in the mac mini late 2012?

They have announced a number of different CPU options for the late 2012 mac mini. I'm interested in the 2.6 Ghz Quad-Core i7. Should I assume that's the i7-3720QM processor? Is there an official ...
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Need help to install software on a Mac Mini I have one Macbook

Recently I purchased a Mac Mini base model and need to access several CD to install software (for a Dell S2230MX monitor and the wireless router) As is known by some, the Mac Mini does not come with ...
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Would the Mac mini or Macbook Air have better sound hardware for speech recognition?

I'm a windows user looking to make the jump across. I have narrowed my choices to Mac mini or Macbook Air. Looking at the tech specs I don't fully understand the sound hardware. I use speech ...
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How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
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How can I install Snow Leopard on my 2011 Mac Mini Server?

Can I install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a 2011 Mac Mini Server? (I own the Server model because of its better CPU) I tried, connecting my MacBook (running Snow Leopard natively) via FireWire (in ...
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Where can I buy a spare power cable for a i5 Mac Mini?

I don't see extra power cables for the i5 2011 Mac Mini in the Apple Store Accessory section. But this power cable looks a lot like black ones I've seen that go between a power brick for a Lenovo ...
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Recommended way to remotely control your Mac Mini from your Macbook Pro at home

My configurations to access Mac mini (Leopard) from my MacBook Pro (Leopard) at home are: Mac mini: Apple remote desktop enabled with VNC viewers flagged MacBook Pro: Jollyfast VNC I find this ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display ...
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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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Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing

Just got Apple Magic Mouse from eBay. I cannot figure how to pair it with my Mac Mini: it's discovering fine, but when I click on Pair button, my Mac is thinking for a little while and says: "Couldn't ...
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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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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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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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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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Speed of Ram via serial Number

Is it possible to tell the speed of R.A.M of a Mac Mini by the serial number, and if so where would one do that? I need to know whether or not a Mac Mini is specifically Pc3-8500 through the serial ...
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Will Mac Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 Boot in 64 Bit Mode

Considering buying a mid 2011 Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 (16GB) to run Lightroom 6/CC and Photoshop CC. They require 64 bit systems. My Air (4GB) doesn't have enough RAM to run efficiently. Will the Mini ...
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Earbuds damaged by iPhone?

Yesterday I plugged Apple earbuds into my iPhone 5 and the sound from the right speaker was very low, almost mute. Assuming something was wrong with them and having just lost the 3rd party earbuds I ...
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Mac mini for Android and ios development [closed]

ı want to buy mac mini which costs 499 $. Is it ok for andorid and IOS developing? I will use Android studio and xcode. is there anybody using this mac mini?
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Discoveryd & LaunchServicesd Huge Memory Consumption

I have been troubleshooting why my Mac Mini is running slow and stumbled upon this: The memory usage is in the GB! On my MacBook the two processes take under 10 MB together. Why are these procs ...
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Mac mini fan replacement: amperage rating

I have a 2011 Mac mini server (quad-core i7, 2.0GHz) and the fan is going bad. The current fan, part no. 610-0164 is rated 12V 0.66A. The widely available replacement fans on eBay are rated 12V ...
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How Many USB Controllers Are in the Late 2014 Mac Mini?

I am transferring a lot of data to a large number of iPads from a Mac Mini, over USB. I am finding that the late 2014 Mac Mini is significantly faster at completing the transfer than the Mid 2011 ...
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Installing Mavericks on a new Mac Mini (end 2014) shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Excuse me for my english, I'm french and I try to find a solution for my new Mac Mini buy in December. My new Mac Mini it's configured with Yosemite 10.10.0. and it's a problem for me because I use ...
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Cannot upgrade mac mini

I have a Mac Mini, running OS X 10.7.5, and I try to upgrade it, but I cannot for some reason (in short - I want to install the new XCode and code in Swift). When I click the "Free upgrade" button ...
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From Yosemite to Mavericks

I originally bought my Mac mini on Yosemite. I wanted to downgrade to mavericks, and on this website I read that if I went into core services and changed my SystemVersion.plist from 10.10 to 10.8 and ...
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Hook up 3 monitors to Mac Mini Late 2014

I have the Mac Mini late 2014 and want to hook up 3 monitors in total. It works great with 2 displays (1x Thunderbolt + 1x HDMI). Once I add a third monitor to the second Thunderbolt port, just ...
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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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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 ...