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“Hang In The Main Graphics Engine”

Mac: MacBook Pro, mid2012, 9,1 Core i7 2.3Ghz, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, nVidia 650M, IntelHD 4000 I use several macOS systems incl. the default one - Lion. 2 weeks ago slowdowns began to occur - apps slow ...
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is Intel Iris 1536 MB better than NVIDIA 8600M?

I was looking at a few games on steam and came across one that read "ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better", my macbook has an Intel Iris 1536 mb (8Gb DDR3) and I was ...
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Inconsistent color inversion on images on Mojave

Is there any way to get consistent color inversion on images when inverting colors on a MacBook Pro 2012 using Mojave? I use color inversion and light mode to get the darkest screen possible for ...
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Why won't my iMac boot? (com.apple.displaypolicyd exited with abnormal code: 1)

I'm using a 21.5-inch 2017 iMac with 3.6GHz i7 CPU, and Radeon Pro 560 graphics card. I'm running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 For the last week, the iMac will not finish booting. The progress bar gets ...
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(Pages, iWork) Weird table / figures movement (disarrangement) along the text

I have troubles with keeping the tables and figures between a specific text. I have an extensive document (50 pages) and if I write any longer text before or put a new page addition image or table ...
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Convert images from JPGS to PDFS with the terminal [duplicate]

Good morning, is there a way to convert image formats such as PNG, JPG to PDF using the terminal? Would appreciate an answer very much.
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Best method to disable Radeon card in 2011 MacBook Pro?

LangLangC has given a very detailed answer as to how to disable the discrete Radeon graphics card in a 2011 MacBook Pro. It seems to be highly regarded, because it got a +97 score: GPU problem - ...
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What is this card and what's its purpose?

I've come across what appears to be a vintage PCI card for the Macintosh. I've searched everywhere to find out what it is, but so far it's been unsuccessful. It has what appears to be memory sims and ...
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Phantom Images showing in image capture

macbook pro catalina 10.15.7, iphone 7 ios 14.2. Here is a screen of some pictures in the camera roll that were taken with the phone. When i connect the phone to the mac book pro and open image ...
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Is it the graphics card or something else?

When I switched my Mac on this morning, it worked for a short while, then the screen displayed some small squiggly black lines all of a sudden. I could move the cursor for a few seconds after this, ...
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Download iPhone pics via shell (terminal)

I've recently upgraded my iPhone from an SE to a SE2, and notice that the "Image Capture" app has trouble importing some of the photos. I've been holding off from using the "Photos"...
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How to paste graphics image data to folders in finder

If you right click and copy an image from Safari, Mail, etc. (or command-control-shift-4 to save screenshot to clipboard), certain apps support pasting (e.g., Mail, MS Word, etc.), but I can't paste ...
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11” Mid 2012 MacBook Air Display issue

My wife’s 11” MacBook Air Mid 2012: has been having this display issue in the last 2 years or so: the screen will segment itself into rectangles, which are small, and are wider than they are tall: ...
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How can I run a 2010 iMac 21.5” without a graphics card?

My ATI Radeon graphics card has crashed, which stops my iMac 2010 from booting, except in safe mode. There is an excellent post elsewhere on the site by @historystamp, which gives instructions on how ...
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Is there a way to tell which files I accidentally renamed to *.jpg aren't actually JPEG images?

I have a folder with many thousands of files, which due to an error had their extensions misnamed, all files now have the .jpg extension. In all the .jpg files I would like to find the non-image files....
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Strange video glitch in Chrome browser

macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7 MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 18s video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mk-jj-MZ-CM Tiny preview below: I like art but this is annoying. Last time restarting machine ...
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My Graphic Card on Macbook Pro 2020 doesnt work correctly

This is my Macbook: And when I open google maps, 3d view, then my fan starts working very loud. And this is how it looks: Is everything ok with this? Is my graphic card working fine?
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(10.15.7) From where can the Quartz image filters be accessed?

I stumbled upon the Quartz image filters when I was building a Quick Action in Automator. From within Automator, I was able to preview the image filters, and some of them are actually pretty cool. I'...
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Graphics problems even after disabling discrete graphics card on Macbook Pro 2011

So following the extremely useful instructions here I have to managed to successfully disable the discrete graphics card on my 15" MacBook Pro 2011. The laptop which was getting stuck on boot ...
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Resized/Rotated PNG image using ImageMagic is blury. How to sharpen?

When I try to resize (shrink, in this case) and/or rotate a PNG file, it becomes very blurry. Besides (obviously) not wanting a blurry image, it's actually critical because these are shipping labels ...
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Keynote Mac, delete cropped image to reduce file size without losing image resolution quality

I have lots of high-resolution images inserted into the Keynote which makes the file very large. Image masking in Keynote is very convenient for me. But I only want a small corner of the images shown ...
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Create animated gif screen captures [duplicate]

How can I take an animated gif or mp4 screen capture of work I'm doing, as is seen in the gif below? I need the capture to span more than a single window. I prefer not to pay for software to do this, ...
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Convert .png image icon to .icns file (MacOS)

What command can I type in my BASH shell to convert a given icon in png format into the icns image format required by Apple .app directories?
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MBP Retina 16" 2019: Screen flickering with colors

Every few weeks the screen on my Macbook Pro 16" starts doing this: It happens only with some windows and sometimes the only thing that helps is restart. I went to the Apple store and they just ...
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Macbook pro 2011 Late cannot enable dGPU again

I'm struggling with some problem involved with enable dGPU AMD Radeon. To the needs of installation MacOS Catalina I had to disable discrete graphics card. I reboot into recovery mode and used command ...
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0% GPU Usage on iMac 2019 with Radeon Pro 560x, help!

Ever since I bought my iMac, the GPU has always been at 0% usage. Till now, I thought it was a software bug since Macs aren't great with GPUs, but when I found out about Intel Power Gadget - which ...
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Sleepimage deletion in Mac

I am not able to delete the sleep image. It currently runs on macOS Catalina. As root, when I try to delete the sleep image I get the message "Operation not permitted". Can someone help ...
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MacBook Pro 15: Is it normal that the discrete GPU will activate when using an eGPU?

I've been having heat problems with my MBP15 for a while when running external displays. I believe this is partly caused by the discrete AMD 555X GPU being active. In order to avoid this, I have tried ...
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What is the radius of the windows on BigSur?

I read Apple's What's New in macOS about BigSur, and they have mentioned about an increase in the window radius, but they have not mentioned anywhere about what the radius is. Throughout macOS 11, ...
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Budget eGPUs for Mac Mini? [closed]

I thought it sounded quite cool that you can connect an eGPU to a Mac Mini to boost it's performance, but had no idea just how expensive those things are! Here is one I found recommended on a YouTube ...
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The graphics card on my old MacBook Pro broke. How do I transfer my files if I cannot see anything?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and the graphics card broke leaving me unable to see anything. Everything else still works. I hadn’t backed anything up because I’m an idiot and now I don’t know how or if it’...
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having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password

having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password. after login in it cant display videos and also display ...
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Is there a way to use accelerated 3D graphics from NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M in Mac OS Big Sur?

Since Mac OS High Sierra, Macbook Pro Late 2013 owners complain about the inability of using their NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M dedicated graphics card to speed up 3D graphics or a second display. So after ...
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Can a projector be used as a good quality second screen? [closed]

I've never attached a projector to my Mac, so I don't know just how good the really good ones can be. I'm a graphic designer who used to use a 27 inch iMac but now works on a laptop most of the time. ...
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Macbook air desktop background [duplicate]

I tried to change my desktop picture but it won't change and i have tried things that have been suggested to other people with the same problem and it doesn't work for me. Please help I am sick and ...
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Why my desktop displays location path of the chosen image?

Without doing anything specific I have suddenly the location path of the desktop image written on my desktop like (3)/System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg On my 2nd Monitor it says (6)/...
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iMac (early 2008 macOS 10.11) showing colourful lines during startup [duplicate]

I recently fixed an old iMac (early 2008) that was showing lines during boot and then going into white screen, I installed Ubuntu Server first and the problem seemed to have gone away, then i tried ...
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Image rendering bug in Quick Look

I'm experiencing rendering bugs when using Quick Look with images. Sometimes, the contrast of the image is exaggerated, making almost-white values completely white and pushing dim values towards black,...
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2008 iMac Stuck on Loading Screen

My 2008 iMac gets stuck on the loading screen (Loading Bar, gets to about halfway). Nothing in this guide worked. https://macreports.com/mac/ I replaced my HD and issue still persists. The HD is now ...
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How do I lower OS /system resource usage /adjust for best performance?

Lets say I want to dedicate all resources in running some code so I would like to decrease operating system usage as much as possible i.e. the mac equivalent of adjusting for best performance (e.g. ...
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Mac not waking from sleep after disabling dGPU

I have disabled my DGPU as it was intervening with by Mac boot up. It has solved the boot problem but my Mac screen turns black post sleep. Any suggestions to solve the problem ?
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Why would Apple configure MacBook Pro to use inferior graphics card when a better one is installed?

The symptom of this was freezing streaming that Apple Support took 1.5 hours to diagnose and another hour to attempt to fix. Apparently, MacBook Pro 16" 2019 comes with two graphics card: the ...
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Requesting Reliable Clipboard Application w/ History?

I've searched the more-recent threads and cannot seem to find a solid option. Does anyone have a good clipboard app with history that doesn't screw up the clipboard and require a restart? Alfred and ...
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Is BootCampDrivers.com safe?

I've had tons of scaling and performance issues in scaling of 3D applications and games under Windows on my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 (MBP 16,1) due to the extremely outdated AMD drivers Apple ships with ...
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Solid purple colour appears when trying to view large files in Preview

I'm trying to do some editing of large uncompressed .tif files (800MB-3.5GB). While I'm able to open them in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, I am having real trouble opening the images in Preview as the ...
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Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB, and video game requires an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better?

I have an Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB on my MacBook Pro and a game I want to play is requiring an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better. How can I tell if my graphics card is sufficient?
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro 15" broken graphics - want to use external monitor

I recently wanted to add a monitor to my late 2011 MacBook Pro, but I have issue with main graphic card (failed AMD GPU) that is connected to the HDMI port and the other graphic card doesn't seem to ...
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Show an image without any border using Preview or some other built-in macOS app

Here is a simple image viewed in Preview. I need to view only the image itself: you will notice there is a gray border around it. Especially the border at the bottom should not be present. How can I ...
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How to install SDL_bgi having SDL2 installed without Xcode (edit: with Xcode)

I would like to install SDL_bgi on macOS without Xcode. I’ve downloaded the file • Sources: SDL_bgi-2.4.0.tar.gz from the website sourceforge. But now that I have the folder, I don’t know how to ...
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Stop my iPhone from receiving screen shots and other images sent via SMS?

I like to use SMS text messages and not iMessage, and only for text as indicated in the linked questions below. Today I got a screenshot of a LINE message in an SMS text message and I certainly do ...

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