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

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“powerd” process uses a lot of CPU

Oftentimes, after I wake my Mac from sleep, powerd (which is the power management daemon? Which in particular deals with sleeping the Mac and waking it?) uses high CPU, usually around 25% to 50% on my ...
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

We are a small team of developers and we would like to buy a Mac mini in order to develop for iOS. We would like to know if it is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac mini (using ...
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share ...
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Is it okay to stack an Airport Extreme on top of a Mac mini?

Is it ok to place an AirPort Extreme base station on top of a Mac mini, or could this cause problems (like overheating or interference) with either device? As depicted, they do fit together pretty ...
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Very slow performance under Yosemite on Mac mini caused by systemstatsd

I've got a Mac mini, model late 2009, that's after some time on Yosemite begin to perform very poorly. Safari takes about a minute to launch occasionally, as an example. Granted, I've got a number of ...
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Media center app and remote control for mac mini?

I can't justify buying an Apple TV while I have an old mac mini around to hook up to my entertainment center. I'm currently controlling it using Air Mouse with my iOS devices, but I'd really like to ...
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Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X?

Recently I've been thinking about the idea of migrating from PC to Mac, specifically Mac Mini. The biggest issue however is hardware, since I'm not sure what will and what won't work on OS X. First ...
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How can I remove the bluetooth setup wizard on a headless Mac Mini?

I finally moved my old Mini into the back room on a TV. I use Air Mouse to control it from my iOS devices. However, with no keyboard and mouse connected it seems to bring up the bluetooth setup ...
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How to connect 4 monitors to Mac mini 2011

I want to connect 4 monitors to my Mac mini. I want to send the video output to an image wall, so the 4 monitors should show one big screen. Which adapter(s) do I need for my plan?
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Can I use Apple Earphones with Mic on Mac Mini?

I read on Apple website that Mac mini audio port supports the apple earphones with mic. Does it support the mic as well? Can I use the mic for Audio input on applications like Skype? I tried plugging ...
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Can a Mac Mini drive three monitors?

I'm the owner of three Samsung SyncMaster 245BW monitors (resolution: 1920 x 1200). I'm interested in getting a Mac Mini and was wondering if I'll be able to connect the Mac Mini to all three monitors ...
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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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Is there a way to power up a Mac Mini remotely?

Is there ANY way to Power Up a Mac Mini remotely? Just to be clear, I don´t mean wake up from sleep but boot up.
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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Thunderbolt -> Triple Monitor Mac Mini?

It seems the new Mac Mini uses both HDMI and Thunderbolt, but bandwidth limitations of Thunderbolt may prevent using 3 daisy-chained Thunderbolt high resolution monitors such as the newly released ...
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Keep Mac mini on Wi-Fi (for screen-sharing), but disable internet access… How?

I have a Mac mini, running El Capitan, which I use as a media server. I access/control it and control it via screen-sharing. The Mac Mini has no display attached, so it must remain connected to my ...
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Connecting a displayport monitor to my Mac Mini (late 2012) using the Thunderbolt port what is the max resolution?

I have a 27" ASUS PB278Q display equipped with a display port, the monitor has a resolution of 2560x1440. If I connect to my thunderbolt port using a mini displayport to displayport cable will it ...
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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Can a Mac Mini have 3 external monitors connected to it?

Thinking of getting a mac mini for work. Can I connect three monitors to it? If so, how?
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Intel Mac mini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I have a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.4 Ghz). I plan to upgrade the RAM in my Mac mini. Currently, it has 2GB right now, 1GB per slot (2 slots total). I would like to buy a new 4GB for a ...
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Can I use the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with my Mac Mini on my Macbook?

I just bought a new hard drive for my Macbook and want to install a fresh OS X 10.6. I looked through all the CDs that I have and I could only find the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with a new Mac ...
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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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How much power does a mac mini uses?

I would like to know how much power would a mac Mini consume per month/year if: always powered, but under very low load web server OS, probably Ubuntu two drives: one SSD and one HD. model Early ...
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Mac-mini audio out

I have a Mac mini (2011) which doesn't produce any sound through the audio out. I've tried with speakers, headphones, etc,... but no sounds to hear. What can be the problem?
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Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...
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OS X Mavericks wakes my Mac from sleep every hour or so

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks, it looks like my Mac Mini wakes from sleep about once an hour or so. In the Console, I get the following message: Oct 30 02:12:06 gary-mac WindowServer[93]: ...
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Mac mini and VNC remote performance

I'm looking to get a Mac for iOS development, and with about $700 to work with, a Mac mini with upgraded RAM seems like the way to go. My problem is I never work strictly in one place (i.e. the ...
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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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What do I need to set up two DVI monitors on a 2011 Mac mini?

As a software developer who recently bought an iPhone, I knew it was just a matter of time before I started dicking around in the iOS apps space. Today Apple released a new line of Mac minis and I am ...
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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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is it worth it to install SSD internally, instead of using USB3?

I prefer to keep my boot drive external, so that I can quickly boot using another Mac if my primary Mac fails. I use a USB3 drive dock to connect the drive to my Macs. I bought a 120GB SSD w/SATA3 ...
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How can I verify that a DIY Fusion Drive is working as it should?

I installed an SSD in my 2011 Mac Mini to run alongside the stock 500GB HDD. After carefully reading through a number of tutorials, I used Terminal to merge them into a single "Fusion Drive". I cloned ...
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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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Which Linux distro best to install on a Mac mini 2011 server?

I own a Mac mini 2011 server which I use as workstation. Currently Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Professional are installed in parallel (via Boot Camp). Both are 64-bit operating systems. I'd like to ...
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Is it safe to run a Mac Mini (i5) on its side?

I recently got a Mac Mini with the i5 chip. Is it OK to set it on its side and run it that way? I wanted to shrink the footprint.
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How to transform an Apple Mac Mini intro a reliable Ubuntu Server?

This question is about what steps are needed for transforming an Apple Mac Mini into an Ubuntu server. Here are some areas: installing Ubuntu and making it to be bootable from EFI by default ...
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Is it possible to order a new Mac mini with an Nvidia graphics card?

This may be obvious to many , but is it possible to have a current generation Mac Mini with Nvidia graphics card option . I looked into the spec sheet on Apple website which says that it ships with ...
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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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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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Mac Mini Late 2014 4K 60hz

http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht6008 Apple does not list the Mac Mini 2014 in above link in the Mac's that can use MST to achieve 60hz on 4K via Displayport. On other places I read that this is due ...
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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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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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Is there a way to shutdown mac when screen is turned off?

I have a mac mini, which is connected to a TV using HDMI cable. TV & mini are connected to separate power source, so that I can shutdown TV and mini independently as required. Primary use of mini ...
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How to load windows 7 directly (without Boot camp) in a Mac Mini with intel processor whose Hard disk crashed and so is replaced?

The hard disk of my Mac mini with 2 GHz intel processor and 4 GB RAM crashed and so I have replaced the Hard disk. How to load Windows 7 without loading Boot camp? Windows 7 original DVD is not able ...
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Reinstall Mac App Store on Mac OS 10.7?

I accidentally removed the Mac App from my Mac Mini while removing the iTunes 10.5 Beta. How can I reinstall the Mac App Store?
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What version of Mac Mini supports Leopard 10.5.8?

Does Leopard 10.5.8 support the first-ever Mac Mini (M9686*/A, M9687*/A, I think)? Or do I need one of the later ones? I'm buying my first-ever mac this Christmas.
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...