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Questions tagged [imac]

iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple

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How do I get rid of iCloud connection between iPhone, iMac and iPad?

How do I get rid of the iCloud connection between my iPhone, iMac and iPad?
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As a non AASP - I am looking other suppliers who supply Apple products, accessories as well as parts [on hold]

I am humbly asking and seeking the assistance from someone who can help me to direct me to the right firms and suppliers, who provide Apple products, parts and accessories. I want to be able to resell ...
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Unknown Admin Password on New/Used IMac 2011

How do you Change the Administrator User Name and Password if you can not see it on the users list and do not know the previous one?
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Can I disable the keyboard media controls when on the lock screen? [duplicate]

I lock my work iMac Pro every night, but sometimes when I get in the next morning music is leaking out of my headphones. I've discovered that the "unmute" and "play" keyboard buttons are still ...
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Why does iMac volume increase by itself?

I have an iMac running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6. I have two Roland external speakers (older - maybe 2006) running from the headphone port/jack, and with many different apps the volume starts ...
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RAM recommendation for hosting 8gb Linux Mint under Virtualbox?

I need to run the latest version of Linux Mint (19.1) under VirtualBox for software testing and debugging. To get the tested apps to run well the VM needs to have 8gb ram, but right now that's the ...
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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Imac12,2 thunderbolt firmware issues

I am running high sierra and am trying to use a antelope orion 32+ with this system through thunderbolt. The device get's picked up in my system info and the port is in use. It is impossible for ...
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Serial number wrong on iMac 2013? [closed]

I typed in my serial number that was on my screen and in my Apple ID and it says it’s wrong? How can that be?
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Cables required to use 2010 iMac as second monitor for Macbook [duplicate]

I have a 2016 Macbook and would like to use my 27" 2010 iMac as a second display for it using Target Display Mode, but I am a bit unsure as to what cable(s) I require, or if it is possible. The ...
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iMac reboots when network connects

Last week my iMac began restarting immediately after entering my login credentials at startup. After lots of debugging and experiments I have found that the reboot happens when it establishes a ...
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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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How do I change my personal login on macOS Mojave?

I only have one user on my Mac Air and followed the same steps I've seen everywhere, restarted, and even logged out and it still hasn't worked. Help?
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keyboard shortcut for “turn display off” not showing up in keyboard shortcuts menu

On my iMac, ctrl+shift+power turns the display off. But, I have a weird keyboard so the power button is hard to reach, so I'd like to use a different shortcut for this function. I navigated to "...
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imac mid 2011 install os x from usb drive [duplicate]

I have a problem here, I got iMac mid-2011 with fresh HDD. I want to install mac os x el capitan from USB drive, but when I click option button on my keyboard there is no HDD or USB drive shown. only ...
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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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just upgraded iMac late 2015 ram from 12 GB to 28 GB and it became too slow to use

I had added an 8GB RAM along with existing 4GB when I purchased this iMac in 2016. For all this long it was running fine when lately I thought to add more RAM. So yesterday I added 2 more 8GB RAM ...
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How to operate an iPad from a Mac or Windows PC?

I have a setup in office where on a desk is a fixed iPad on a stand. On the same desk, I have a Windows PC or iMac. Customer is looking at iPad. I am the desktop user and I want to control the iPad ...
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Backup and Sync has encountered a fatal error, and will now terminate. Mid 2011 iMac - High Sierra

I recently updated my 27in Mid 2011 iMac to a 1Tb SSD HD and to High Sierra. Now I don't have access to my Google drive :( I've been looking everywhere and have found no solution to this. Can anyone ...
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Secondary display says no input [duplicate]

I have a mid-2007 iMac (EMC 2133, 20"). I upgraded the CPU and WiFi card in order to run Collin Mistr's High Sierra Patcher tool. That worked fine. Now I need to connect a second display. I hooked ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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iMac 2009 too bad

I have an early 2009 iMac. It was too slow, so I reinstalled the OS. After the installation it appeared to work fine. However it has a strange behaviour. If I try to open Safari it loads instantly, ...
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Is it a good idea to run MacOS off of a flash drive?

I have an old 2013 iMac and it is very slow because the hard drive is corrupted. I want to replace the hard drive with a new ssd, but before I do that I want to see how the computer would run with an ...
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Norton not completing setup, Allow Button in iMac not working even with Tips (tab, spacebar etc…)

Norton setup not completing, installation in iMac requires Allow button in preferences (security/privacy:general) not reacting when 'clicked'. Tried all tips on this sight (unlock, tab, spacebar etc.....
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Using late 2012 iMac as monitor for a PC [duplicate]

My old iMac is getting slower by the day and I have good PC on the side but I don't want to ditch the gorgeous display that works perfectly fine so I'd like to use it as a second monitor. Even ...
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How to reset NVRAM on iMac with bluetooth keyboard?

I have a problem with a swipe back in Safari. On my MacBook I could fix it by resetting of NVRAM. I can't find out how to do it on iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard. Do I really need a cable keyboard in ...
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How to charge MacBook Pro quickly from an iMac?

I am charging a MacBook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 cable plugged into an iMac. This charging speed is exceptionally slow. The image shows 5+ hours to charge the laptop. I am using: 2018 MacBook Pro ...
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Why does my iMac close my applications when I leave my computer for awhile?

When I am working, and several applications are open, sometimes I will leave my computer for awhile to do something else, like cook dinner, or I will leave things open overnight. When I come back to ...
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Changing folder setting such that the folder does not try to sync via iCloud (upload data) [duplicate]

I want to load some big Datasets on my computer. However, I don't want iCloud to try and upload those into my iCloud Drive. It would take forever, and I do not need the data on another machine. Is ...
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How to prevent iMac from using the second monitor but still using its audio?

I connected my AV receiver to my iMac via the Thunderbolt-to-hdmi adapter but I do not have any TV connected to the receiver, meaning no screen. The whole purpose of this was for being able to use ...
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How to get back storage capacity from BOOTCAMP_VOL in Mojave without formatting?

I have a hybrid drive version of iMac, and from the start I have bootcamp installed in my iMac but barely ever used it. The OS has upgraded many times and not it is on Mojave. I realized a while ago ...
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iMac audio input port stopped working

Setup: headphones --> iMac -> amp -> microphone (The Amp, cords, and microphone all work fine as do all elements of the DAW garage band). History: We were successfully using an iMac connected ...
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disk1s1 device is write locked

I can not boot my iMac (20" Mid 2007) running OS X 10.7.5 When I am in Single User Mode I can use fsck and when trying ti sbin/mount -uw / it says device is write locked. I am really stuck. I wanted ...
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Cannot boot up my iMac

I can’t boot up my iMac, can’t even go into single user mode. If I boot up to recovery mode( command r upon power button) it will load online but till loading bar is finish downloading, it will go ...
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My iMac keeps crashing

I have a 27" Late 2013 iMac with 8GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB) GPU. Last year my iMac started crashing now and then. Not only that, when it's in sleep mode it just falls out. I have to ...
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OSX wont save external monitor screen arrangement settings, weird graphics issues with displays

Ive got a 27" iMac 4.2ghz i7, 16gb ram, 8gb GPU, running OSX 10.13.6 Ive got 2x external 1080p monitors connected to it via the thunderbolt ports using 2x of these HDMI to thunderbolt adaptors ...
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Screen Saver Late in Appearing

iMac, 10.14.3 I have the screen saver set for a certain time and it never goes on when it should. I've chosen several different times and none of them set the screen saver to go on. Just now I had it ...
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How to determine if the graphics card is at fault on an iMac?

I ended up with an Mid 2010 21.5" iMac that I wanted to dust off and give to my kids. They have light needs, but I'd love to start introducing them to messaging and email with family, plus some ...
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Trying to use a mid 2011 iMac as a display screen for my 2016 MacBookPro

I have the two computers connected with the Thunderbolt cord. But when I hit F2 on the 2011 iMac, nothing happens. Well I shouldn't say nothing happens, the screen flashes as if I were taking a screen ...
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iMac late 2009 new ssd install

So I’ve read through a lot of “new install” threads and all are pretty much the same...use internet recovery or cmd+r on boot up. But here’s my issue. My old hdd crashed so I don’t have anything ...
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Back up to extrenal harddrive with data on

Have an Apple iMac and want to boost my speed, so was told to back up my data on a time capsule. My external drive have all my other data and files on, as I do not save anything on the hard drive. ...
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Can an iMac be used as a replacement for laptop?

I am thinking of buying an iMac as a replacement for my laptop. Do iMac have batteries like in a laptop or do we have to always keep it plugged-in to power while using?
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Dead characters on iMac Mojave, NOT keyboard-related

2002 iMac running Mojave with Apple wireless keyboard Today, a cluster of characters on the right side of the keyboard (7 8 9 u i o j k l m .) quit working, both caps and lowercase. To narrow down ...
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Default color profile for display and mystery profiles that look like defaults

When I go into ColorSync Utility and look under the Profiles tab in the Profiles window or when I go into System Preferences and go to the Color pane of Displays preferences, I don't see anything that ...
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Connect Xbox to iMac

I am trying to connect my xbox to my iMac using a Thunderbolt HDMI adapter. One end is an HDMI port, which I plugged my xbox HDMI cord into and then I plugged the Thunderbolt into my computer The ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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Sign in to apple ID with a certain iMac; The action could not completed Try again

I've been having this problem for nearly a month now; to sign in to my Apple ID and I have not found any solutions. I have tried all potential solutions from what I have fount on the web. Even a ...
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Do LAN transfers use both Ethernet and WiFi by default?

So, I'm doing a 100+GB transfer over my LAN from my iMac to my NAS, I was simply wondering if it would utilize both the ethernet and the wifi for the transfer. If not, is there a way to enable ...
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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...