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Apple Silicon is a family of ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) for Macintosh computers. This tag relates to software compatibility with that chip rather than other processor families

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Running Apple Silicon and x86 homebrew side by side, cleanly

TLDR: I am aware that there are plenty of questions from people trying to migrate from Intel to Apple Silicon installations of homebrew; and many questions that speak of confusions from unwanted ...
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How do M-series GPUs run OpenGL shaders if they only support Metal?

Apparently, M-series GPUs do not natively support OpenGL. This should mean that OpenGL shaders won't run on these GPUs, but that's not actually the case: games like Minecraft (in the new, shader-based ...
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How to fix Graphics driver error in Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro Image?

I've installed Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro and I have also installed the SPICE tools/drivers along with it. Then I have installed Alias 2024 Learning Edition in it but I am ...
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Cannot install macOS Sonoma to an external SSD on MacBook

I want to install macOS Sonoma from my M3 MacBook Air which runs Sonoma as well on the internal storage. My goal is to install a second OS to an external Samsung T7 SSD and then run the computer from ...
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Ansible M3 mac target cannot edit /etc/auto_master

My ansible controller is on a rocky linux 8 server. I have roles that edit files in /etc/ on a variety of target systems, all of which work fine. Having just updated my Mac to one using Apple Silicon, ...
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Installing Verilator on an Apple M3 Mac?

I have been trying to install Verilator on an Apple Silicon Mac for some time and keep facing issues. Homebrew allows normal installation but its behaviour during operation is rather weird. It can run ...
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Macbook Pro M1 not charging via USB C

Is the USBC port supposed to charge normally? I have never made it work properly. I have tried all kinds of different chargers and cable combinations. At best its plugged in and not charging or ...
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How to disable accidental trackpad input on Apple Silicon hardware running macOS Sonoma?

I know we have an old thread on the Apple SE site about this, but none of the posted solutions work on the newer Apple Silicon (M1/M2/M3) Macs running macOS Sonoma. I have tested Karabiner-Multitouch-...
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Cant run recovery (partitioning problems)

So I received my "new" MacBook Pro M1 Max today. I am having problems restoring the device though. Hopefully the following screenshots will explain the problem better than I can: {From ...
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RAM usage discrepancy between Activity Monitor and htop in MacBook Pro

I don't understand why values are different, which one is right? I attach screenshots, running in MacBook Pro with M3.
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How can I force an install of an Intel binary on an Apple Silicon machine? In this case, MAMP 6.9

Due the fact that Oracle has not released an ARM version (Apple Silicon) of their Instant Client (OCI8) I am forced to use the Intel version of MAMP with my MacBook Air (M2; 2023) so I can properly ...
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Uninstall Intel Versions from Apple Silicon Mac Without Rosetta

I upgraded to my first Apple Silicon Mac (an M3 Pro) via Migration Assistant and have been working through the process of setting up Homebrew /opt/homebrew instead of /usr/local. I exported a list of ...
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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Touch Bar is completely blank but it works

Last night when I plugged in my MacBook to my docking station in my studio my touch bar glitched, flashed white and then went blank, it's black left to right. Despite that, when you try to use it it ...
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Update brew-installed applications when migrating from Intel Macbook to Apple Silicon [duplicate]

Just yesterday, I've migrated from a Macbook Air from 2015 (with Intel-based processor) to a Macbook Air with M1. I've used the migration assistant for this and was pretty surprised that everything, ...
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Multi-second audio delay with USB microphone

My M1 Mac mini, running latest macOS, has recently developed a microphone issue with my USB headset. The main symptom is a multi-second audio delay: When I open System Settings and go to "Sound&...
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Won't ask for password after sleep on Sonoma

If I wake up the MacBook shortly after putting it to sleep it doesn't ask for the password. I want it to ask for the password regardless of whether I had put it to sleep explicitly, or it had gone to ...
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Running a PPC App on Apple Silicon

Can anyone tell me if I can run JaxoDraw, an application for PowerPC, on a Mac with Apple Silicon? To test, I would use the binary disc image, as this sounds the most convenient variant to install ...
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is there a user-friendly way of removing the remnants from an uninstalled iOS/iPad app on mac?

I just noticed that, other than on iOS, deleting an iOS/iPad app from my Apple Silicon mac does not remove all the files associated with the app. I work around that by finding the apps storage ...
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Can I safely erase my Mac and reset to factory settings?

I used to work for a company that provided me a Mac (M1Pro). The company went out of business and let us keep the Mac computers. They told us they would remove all the MDM enrollments so we can ...
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MBAM1 Sonoma: homebrew update bricked all browsers - how to recover?

I am in quite a bit of hell right now. For ages I have not upgraded brave because for some reason it could not do it automatically. I always assumed this was due to macOS being wholly useless when it ...
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Bootable External Drive Issue on Apple Silicon M2- Need Help Resolving

I've been encountering difficulties with my bootable external drive on my Apple Silicon M2.I can boot Successfully on M1 mac. I've tried creating the bootable drive using ASR, Carbon Copy Cloner, and ...
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How to install macOS Ventura on an M3 MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new M3 MacBook Pro 16". It has macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 (after upgrading from the pre-installed version - 14.3 I think). I am an app developer and I wish to support macOS 12+ for one ...
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How can I make my caps lock indicate the current input language?

After a decade on Linux, I've recently transitioned to an ARM MacBook for its convenience and user experience. On my previous Linux-powered HP, I configured the Caps Lock LED to indicate when the ...
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Mac Facetime Screen Sharing Broken

I have a Macbook Air with an M1 processor, and for the past few software updates (currently 14.2.1), whenever I share my screen, Im unable to stop sharing it until I end the Facetime call. Even then, ...
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Battery started to draing too quickly after battery health got down to 99%

I have an MBP with M2 Pro chip almost a year old. I tried to save my battery health as much as I could. Lately I was experiencing my battery draining much faster than before so I checked my battery ...
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Android file transfer doesn't work on Apple Silicon

Since I switched from my MBP i9 (intel) to MBP M2 Pro (Apple silicon), I could no longer use Android File Transfer app to transfer files from any Android phone to my computer. It always shows the ...
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MacBook Pro M3 detects monitor but got black screen

I am trying to connect my home screen via HDMI using a dock. It shows the monitor in the Displays tab in settings but I keep having a black screen on the external monitor. I also have a Dell laptop ...
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Build Apple Silicon Apps on Macbook Pro 2015

I have an old Macbook Pro 2015 (15" 16GB 512GB) and want to build macOS native desktop apps that also run on apple silicon. Since I cannot run the latest macOS version and thus also Xcode version,...
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MACHTYPE environment variable on ARM

I am on an M3 Pro, MacOS 14.2. When I try echo $MACHTYPE (in a default -zsh shell) the output is x86_64, whereas uname -mp returns arm64 arm. Zsh docs say that MACHTYPE should be "the machine ...
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Is it possible to partition a new MacBook Pro (November 2023, 16 inch) for windows?

I understand that I cannot use Bootcamp since the laptop is running on Apple Silicon. However I would like to avoid using a virtual machine or emulator. Is it possible to use disk utility to set up a ...
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How do you run APK application files on Apple Silicon Mac?

I want to run a few Android applications on my Mac computer somehow. However, I cannot find a way to. Things I tried: BlueStacks, doesn't run on Apple Silicon. Andy, but the download page returns an ...
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Homebrew httpd suddenly stopped working in Ventura. "Successfully started" but status says "stopped."

My Homebrew Apache installation randomly stopped working today. It was working up until yesterday, and I was able to access my projects via localhost:8080. I recently updated my OS from Monterey to ...
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Why is Sibelius causing audio crackling from the internal speakers of the 2023 M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro?

I have recently completed the setup of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max (14/30 core distribution). Today, for the first time, I noticed that the notification sound from the Mail and Messages apps ...
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M1 Silicon Mac shows i386 as architecture even though /bin/zsh is the shell

On my M1 Macbook I have iTerm as the terminal I use and when I enter echo $SHELL I get /bin/zsh. However, arch gives i386. I had migrated the computer from Intel to Silicon and never got the ...
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Opening multiple instances of an iOS app on macOS with M2 Macbook Pro

I'm using an M2 Macbook Pro to open iOS apps (Any Mac with Apple silicon allows this), but I'm trying to open multiple instances of the application. However, there's no way to do this in the UI. ...
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IPSEC VPN algorithm changes in Sonoma/Apple Silicon?

I recently got a new M3 MBP to replace my old Intel model, which also necessitated an upgrade to Sonoma from Ventura. My VPN configuration is via a mobile configuration profile that has worked fine ...
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M3 AV1 hardware decoding requirements (encoding options, pixel format etc.)

Are there any restrictions on the encoder options, pixel formats, etc. that can be decoded by the M3 AV1 hardware decoder? For H264 and H265, only a subset of the bitstream options are accepted, both ...
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Is nested virtualization is supported by Apple Silicon chips (M2/M3)?

I'm trying to find if the latest Apple Silicon chips support fully nested virtualization. Namely the ability for it to run a VM inside another VM. Its really hard to find definitive answers. Most ...
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Force SDKMAN! to install for Intel versions on ARM (Apple Silicon) Macs?

SDKMAN! does a great job of identifying that the running Mac has an Apple Silicon (ARM) chip and filtering its offerings accordingly. For example, sdk list java shows only JDK product for the M1/M2/M3 ...
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Technical details of M3

Is there any documentation available about technical differences between M1, M2 and M3? The only thing that I found is number of cores etc that apple tells us, 4.05 GHz maximum according to toms ...
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Weird mouse behaviour on M1 MacBook Air with RealVNC Viewer on external monitor

One of my guys has an 2020 MacBook Air M1 (Apple silicon). This is connected via USB-C to an external monitor, a Dell U2720Q. On this laptop we're running the latest (7.8) version of RealVNC Viewer ...
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Is it possible to rotate the screen on an M1 or M3 iMac?

The option to rotate the screen has disappeared from the Display settings. After much searching, I have not found a definitive answer: Is it possible to rotate the screen on the new iMacs? I'd like to ...
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Why is a macOS app whose executable is a shell script launching as x86_64 on an arm64 mac?

I have a macOS application whose executable is a shell script. That is, the file in its Contents/MacOS subdirectory whose name is specified in its CFBundleExecutable property is an executable shell ...
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Check if display sleep on Apple Silicon in Bash

I have a Bash script that performs certain actions when the Mac enters sleep mode. The script worked fine on my Mac with an Intel chip, but it can't detect whether it's sleeping or not with Apple ...
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How to read SSD from 2015 MBP on new M2 mac

My Mid2015 mbp suddenly stopped booting, so I got a new M2 mbp. I have taken the SSD out of the old mac (it was an aftermarket one I had installed anyway) and put it into an external drive enclosure. ...
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Bypassing Password Prompt for osascript on MacBook M2 with Amphetamine App

I'm using osascript to automate tasks with the Amphetamine app on my MacBook M2. However, every time the script activates, it prompts for my computer password. Is there a way to configure either the ...
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Mac OS Media Key is not working

As to tiles. I try to use Media key (prev track, play/stop, next track). I not working in any APP (such as apple music chrome). When I first use my macbook to now. I use Mac OS 12 to 14, is always not ...
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Sudden problems with External Display on MacBook Pro. DisplayPort shows distortion (lines), HDMI turns on and off every few seconds

I have been using this combination of laptop (2021 MacBook Pro M1) and External Display (Mi Curved Gaming Monitor) for several months without issue. Yesterday while gaming suddenly the screen started ...
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Difference between Apple Pro M2, M2 and M1 using Stable Diffusion

I am benchmarking Stable Diffusion on MacBook Pro M2, MacBook Air M2 and MacBook Air M1. My assumption is the ml-stable-diffusion project may only use CPU cores to convert a Stable Diffusion Model ...
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What does it mean: unified memory is not user accessible?

I am seeing on mac M2 max site that note: unified memory is not user accessible. if you think you’ll need additional memory, consider upgrading at the time of purchase. What does it mean? Does it ...
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