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What is the typical CPU utilization of idle iMac?

I am new to macOS. I recently purchased a 2019 iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inch). .OMMMMo OS: macOS 10.15.1 19B88 x86_64 OMMM0, Host: iMac19,2 .;...
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minimal system on an old iMac [duplicate]

What can I remove from os 10.7.5 but still keep it running? I'd like to use the iMac as an extra peripheral hard drive, and want to make as much space as possible available for files instead of ...
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2012 iMac boots to prohibited sign after it attempted over night self update? HDD now cannot be mounted?

My friend's 2012 iMac attempted to self update over night and it resulted in the prohibited sign on a gray screen this morning and so, the iMac does not boot anymore! Here are all the things I've ...
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Why is my compile time in Eclipse so long on an older iMac?

I have an iMac 27" from mid 2010 with 2,8 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and 10GB RAM. It is running macOS High Sierra and things are okay on it except the browser gets a bit laggy when opening too much tabs. ...
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Need to connect multiple 3.5" hard drives to the Thunderbolt port of a 2012 iMac

I have a 2012 iMac that I'm currently using as a file server. I need to connect several 3.5" hard drives to it, and its USB 3 ports are currently used up with other devices. So what I'd like to do is ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2011 — fan issues when removing internal HDD?

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion ...
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iMac not turning on after power cut mid update

I was updating my iMac 2019 27in (less than 4 months old) and we had a power cut. I now cannot turn my iMac on. It boots up, I can hear the fan. But nothing appears on the screen. No apple logo. I ...
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Connection protocols to enable external drives to connect to late 2015 27-inch iMac

I need to connect two 4TB or, better, 5TB external drives to the free Thunderbolt 2 port on my late 2015 27-inch iMac, hopefully daisy-chaining these new external drives together so I can use just the ...
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Unknown Binary in Application Samples

I recently started sampling applications that freeze on my machine. I have an iMac with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM running Catalina 10.15.1 fully patched. It's far from resource constrained yet certain ...
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How to avoid external displays limit in iMac 4K?

last month I asked about how many monitors an iMac 21.5 4k can handle. So as suggested I went and checked in apple support page, turns out this iMac only supports up to two additional displays and I ...
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Why am I unable to direct the audio of a video to my internal speakers?

I have an iMac connected to a Cinema Display. I recorded a video on the secondary monitor (the Cinema Display) with OBS. To get the audio into OBS I used the plugin iShowU AudioCapture and I set up a ...
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Where to get a copy of Boot Camp's Unattend.xml file?

I have a 27" iMac that originally had a Fusion Drive and I had previously installed Windows 10 on it using the Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded the storage in it and in the process of ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD

I have an iMac 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8 that I want to install Lubuntu on. I have a USB drive and a DVD, both with the ISO burned to them, but I can't boot from either. They don't show up in Startup ...
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Does macOS keep iSight Camera usage logs?

Let's assume for this question that it is possible for hackers to gain access to your iSight camera, is it possible for you to check to see if such an incident has occurred by accessing the activity ...
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How to listen to iMac G3 audio files with no extension on a recent device?

I have several files from my ancient iMac G3 that have no file extensions. They were from a text program that also recorded voice, and read text. It came with the computer, but that was 2 computers ...
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External SSD drive, problem restarting Mojave

Here is a situation: iMac 5K from 2014 with Fusion drive, fusion drive is formatted as APFS, volume is called DATA and there is nothing on it. Firmware password is set. External USB drive (SSD) is ...
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iCloud Drive says it's syncing Desktop & Documents but it's not … why?

Upgraded to a new iMac because my 2011 won't take new OS's. Still runs like a champ tough. Migration generally went well from 10.13 to new iMac's 10.14 with one glaring exception, per the subject ...
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Mac Os Catalina Huge Ping

Whenever I log in into my account on my 5K 27" 2017 iMac, my whole network starts to have a huge ping to internet, but locally everything is fine. When I ping google, I get over 2000 ms on every ...
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Transferring photos and music between Mac and iPhone

I'm using a 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and an iPhone SE using version 13.1.3 I can no longer connect the two by USB or Bluetooth. Is there another was to transfer photos from the phone to ...
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Can I use my iMac late 2015 non-retina display in Target Mode?

I'm trying to connect my Macbook Air (early 2015) to my iMac (late 2015 non-Retina display). I know that the 2015 Retina display iMac can't be used in Target Display Mode, but does that mean non-...
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How can I format-erase my main disk through single user mode?

I cannot log into my computer anymore and internet recovery is extremely slow, how can i delete the partition and recover to factory stage with single user mode? Also would erasing it recover my macos ...
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Time Machine Avoid Full Backup after Clean Install

I have an iMac 5K with Mojave 10.14.6. The iMac has an internal SSD and 3 external USB HD drives connected. All these drives are backupped by Time Machine. I need to perform a clean install of ...
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Can I flush, or release, my GPU memory?

Running an iMac Pro 10 core, 64GB Ram and 16GB Vega, MacOS 10.14.6. iStat menu (v6.40) is showing a consistent GPU Memory usage between 90% and 100% after I have been using the computer for awhile. ...
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Which FireWire cable do I need to connect an iMac (late 2009) to a Thunderbolt to FireWire connection to retrieve the data using Diskmode?

I have an iMac (late 2009) with a broken graphics card. Fortunately, I have a new iMac (2019) which works fine. I want to boot the old machine to Target Disk Mode to retrieve the data on the computer....
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iMac stuck on 100 % progress bar

I have a serious problem with my 2017 iMac running macOS Catalina BETA. After a normal reboot the iMac loaded until the bar reached 100%. Then for hours nothing happens, it just stays at 100%. ...
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Unable to disable verbose boot on iMac

Every time I start my iMac up, it boots in verbose mode. This has been happening for some months now. I have tried clearing the NVRAM and SMC, but nothing helped. Interestingly, I upgraded from an ...
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Would formatting my iMac fix my failing drive?

I have been dealing with this problem for few months, I was using bootcamp on my iMac late 2013, and after a while its driver corrupted using too much disk space and slowing down. So I deleted it and ...
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Integrating user acounts

I bought a new iMac and migrated stuff over from my old mac. I now have 3 user accounts, 2 with different variations on my name! None of them access the same applications and information. I have no ...
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What is the best (fastest) way to connect my iMac Late 2012 to a Synology NAS?

I have an iMac Late 2012 with Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 ports and a Synology NAS DS916+ with USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Currently both devices connected to a router by wire (1Gbps). I do backups of my ...
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Can Apple Remote Desktop control the current session without turning on the screen?

Sometimes I leave work open on my iMac and need to use Screen Sharing from my Macbook to make a few changes. This works great except when my wife and baby are sleeping in that bedroom. I understand ...
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Time Machine issue: How do I restore email originally backed using Mohave to Catalina?

Last month, the hard drive on my 2013 iMac died. Luckily I have a full backup on Time Machine (backed up with Mohave 10.14.6 (18G103)). However, I have a problem now. I took my iMac to a certified ...
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iMac logging out whenever seemingly stressful programs are launched

Recently my mac has been mysteriously logging itself out whenever I attempt to launch any resource-intensive programs, such as games (roblox) and 3D applications. I have looked at many solutions to ...
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Books missing from iPad

Several years ago (2016) I purchased a number of ebooks (not from Apple). One sedandawk.epub I referred to occasionally, and wanted to lookup something. It was missing from My Books on my iPad ...
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Error Log file when trying to load OS from Recovery back on OWC Electra SSD

Initially my computer was freezing every time it would go to sleep. I tried to reset the PRAM, but no fix. I booted from recovery and tried to install a previous version(s) of Time Machine backup, ...
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How many monitors iMac 21.5 4K can handle?

Well, Im a programmer and I want bunch of monitors. I have a 21.5 Inch 5K iMac, from 2017 Just bought a DUAL HDMI Adapter from StarTech.com My intention is to have 3 extra displays because the Mac ...
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How to batch Delete all disconnected BlueTooth Devices on MacOS?

I need some assistance here. I have hundreds of bluetooth devices previously connected to my MacOS which it's automatically remembered by the system. Is there a way to batch remove all of them instead ...
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iMac 27 2018 drops WiFi

For a few days now, my 2018 iMac has been dropping WiFi after barely a few seconds of being connected. So it does initially work, but it never lasts unless I turn WiFi off and back on and then it ...
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Sidecar connection problem [duplicate]

I have a 6th gen iPad (v13.1.3) and an iMac 27 2019 (latest 10.15) on the same wifi network. I can choose my iPad from the dropdown of the sidecar menu, but I always get "Unable to Connect to “iPad ...
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iMac9,1 (2009 20") Compatible graphic cards

I own an iMac9,1 2009 20" (early 2009 20" iMac9,1) which just been recently upgraded to 8GB RAM and SSD drive as well as a software upgrade to El Capitan. I would like to know if there is a list of ...
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Is my HDD throughput normal?

I am a musician, and was finding my 2011 iMac was getting sluggish with more complex tracks. It was topping out the CPU so I bought a second hand 2015 iMac with a much more powerful CPU. I am finding ...
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Screen bug on windows 10 on iMac

Hi I tried to install Windows 10 as dual boot on my iMac (late 2009) High Sierra. First I ran into this problem someone else also had here, which is unfortunately unanswered. Anyway since I couldn't ...
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How i can add all space from first container to second APFS?

I have 2 containers and want all space from first container add to second container or in Volume Mohave ssd. Mojave 10.14.6
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Arrow keys not scrolling properly

I have an older iMac running High Sierra. I used to be able to scroll my cursor by using left and right arrow keys. The cursor would move pretty quickly. Recently that changed and the movement now is ...
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iMac running High Sierra is very slow — photoanalysisd can't be killed?

My iMac running High Sierra has become painfully slow. I suspect photoanalysisd, as it's using a lot of CPU time, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. There's at least one other question ...
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Can you boot into recovery mode on an older iMac running a newer version of OS X (10.8)?

I'm running OS X 10.8 on an iMac which is from 2008, and I can't seem to boot into recovery mode. Command-r doesn't do anything- the computer simply boots normally every time. Although OS X 10.8 ...
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How to make second monitor go black?

I have a second display connected to my iMac and I want to make it go black some times, for example if I am watching a movie on the first monitor. Apparently, there has been an app called Screen ...
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x is damaged and cannot be opened. It should be moved to trash

I have a 2010 iMac. One day I installed the "recommended security updates" and all of a sudden I had High Sierra installed on my iMac instead of El Capitan. Now I cannot not open any pdf, jpeg png's ...
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How can I tell if my computer is on?

I've got a late 2015 iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. As part of the minimalist design, Apple appears to have eliminated all the indicator lights. If the screen is black and the computer ...
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Why can I now open the same file on 2 iMacs without it saying "read only'

My work colleague and I have an issue with file permissions since he upgraded his iMac. Basically, he stores the main files on his Mac, I then connect and can access his files. Before he got the ...
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Second drive inaccessible from OS but accessible in Recovery mode (which shows no issue)

I have a iMac 2008 with 2 drives. Main drive is an SSD in the DVD bay and second drive 3,5" HHD in the original iMac disk bay. After a reboot before which everything was working just fine second drive ...