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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 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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Use my 2008 iMac as a monitor for my MacBook Pro?

So I am aware that according to the official documentation on Apple's website, the 2008 iMac does not support Target Display Mode which enables it to be a used as a monitor for another Mac. I have ...
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Macbook Pro stopped syncing photos to and from iCloud suddenly

I know there is a similar question but nothing suggested there worked, unfortunately... I have an iMac (OS v10.13.6) which has the original photos and it syncs flawlessly with an iPhone X, iCloud.com,...
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Using iMac in Target Display Mode with a MacBook Pro

I'd like to use my old iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) as an external display for my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009). The hard drive in the iMac is failing, so until I get it replaced, I've installed ...
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Restoring from Time Machine to different type of Mac

I have been using a Time Machine for back ups for about 2 years now. Recently, I got a new iMac 27in and ‘restored’ it from my MacBook Air backup (most updated OS). I chose all the options as seen ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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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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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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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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Do USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist?

I’m purchasing a 2017 MacBook Pro and plan to use my old Mid-2011 iMac as a monitor in Target Display Mode. I’ve discovered I need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 connection to make this work, but I’m ...
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Using iMac Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with MBP

I got iMac and I got 2 MBP, usually I use my laptop. But for each I have to use its own keyboard and trackpad or magic mouse, is there is any way to make them use just one keyboard and mouse e.g use I ...
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Target Display Mode for Mid 2011 iMac and 2018 MacBook Pro

Is it possible to use a Mid 2011 iMac as a second monitor for a 2018 MacBook Pro? I've been unable to get the Target Display mode to work on the iMac when the two are connected via a Thunderbolt 3 (...
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SSD performance of different sizes

MacBook or iMac, is there any speed difference between that 256GB, 512GB and 1TB options? And what about SSD endurance, does it differ in any way?
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Use an iMac 5k or iMac 4k 2017 as a target display with Macbook Pro retina early 2013

I have a Macbook Pro Retina early 2013 and I'd like to know if it's possible to use a brand new iMac 5K maybe the 4K 2017 as a target display for that macbook, is that possible, do I need an adapter ...
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Why my 2009 macbook pro is faster than my 2017 retina iMac?

A couple of years ago I bought a used macbook pro from a friend of mine, I knew it was a good deal cause the mbp was modified and had very good response and performance, the specs of this mbp are the ...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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iMac creates ._filename, MacBook Pro not

I’ve been searching on the forums and Google for a while now but couldn’t find a answer to my question. It’s a ._filename related one but one who varies from the search results. First my Hardware ...
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Best TimeMachine solution for macOS Sierra given current hardware?

I have an iMac running El Capitan (can't upgrade further) that has been hosting my TimeMachine backup for years. New MacBook Pro can't see the Time Machine volume - doesn't even see the drive ...
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Trying to use an iMac as a second screen, but it keeps dimming

I'm hooking up my new MacBook Pro (13-inch 2016) to my old iMac (27-inch late 2012) using a lightning-to-USBC converter, in order to use the latter as a screen when working from home. Pressing CMD-F2 ...
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iMac 27 Fusion Drive restore from SSD

How can I restore an image (dmg) of my MacBook's 512 GB SSD (APFS encrypted) onto a 1 TB Fusion Drive using Disk Utility? I am a bit confused with the Fusion Drive. Can I make it pure HDD and just do ...
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Display Performance with two external 4K screens

Right now I am running two external 4K Displays (Dell) on a Dell XPS 15 Notebook with an UHD-Display (Geforce GT 750 M) on Ubuntu Linux. It feels a little bit slow. What can I expect if I switch over ...
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Remote File and Application access from iMac to Macbook (Not screen sharing)

I use an iMac (2017, 27 inches) and a MacBook Pro (2013,13 inches) for software development and UI design. My work is remote 90% of the time and I use GitHub and other cloud services for sync. ...
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Control iMac using Macbook Air keyboard and mouse?

I want to use my laptop keyboard and mouse as the input for both the Air and the iMac. I have tried apps that let me use the same input devices across different computers via wifi, but found them ...
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System on external drive using on iMac and MacBook Pro

A few days ago I moved system to an external drive and I use it with my iMac. Everything runs nice and smooth. Today my new MacBook Pro arrived, but when I switch the Macs and start my system from my ...
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Is using mid 2012 MacBook Pro RAM in mid 2011 iMac 27" an option?

I recently came into possession of a 27 inch mid 2011 iMac. It only has 4GB RAM and I have been pricing compatible memory modules online. I then remembered I also have a 13 inch mid 2012 MacBook Pro ...
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Purchasing Affinity designer on mac

If I purchase Affinity Designer on my iMac will I be able to use the app on my MacBook as well? I'd like to know if it works on one device or on any device that my iCloud account is signed into.
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Target Display Mode between MacBook Pro and iMac won't work

I try to use my iMac as a external screen or otherwise if possible, but when I press ⌘ CommandF2 nothing happened. I also try fn⌘ CommandF2 just to be sure MacBook Pro 2012 iMac 27" 2012 Using ...
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iMac and connected external displays, all as monitors for MacBook Pro?

Say I had an iMac (assume newest models) with 2 external displays (USB-C/Thunderbolt 3?) in my office. If I bring my (assume latest) MacBook Pro into the office and would like to use it rather than ...
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Is it possible to transfer Late-2011 MacBook Pro 15" SSD to new late-2016 iMac as primary drive?

My personal Late-2011 15" MBP is having issues and I'm considering replacing it with an iMac (either early/late 2016). If I did decide to get an iMac, would I be able to simply put my MBP SSD into ...
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iMac as external display for new MacBook Pro?

I've got an iMac from 2011. Will I be able to use this as an external display for the new MacBook Pro? If yes, which adapters will I need? I'm not sure what to make of this info from apples site about ...
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Use early 2009 20" iMac as external display for 2015 rMBP

I wanted to use a mini display-port cable then use "target display mode" to make the iMac an external display, but I just read that early 2009 iMac's don't have target display mode as a feature. ...
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Is it possible to use an iMac in Target Display mode with a 2016 MacBook Pro with USB-C?

Before they went Retina, iMacs could be used as displays in Target Display Mode. Is this possible with the new Touch Bar / USB-C MacBook Pros (late 2016) via the USB-C ports? They don't have a Mini ...
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Can I increase CPU power of my rMBP 13 by plugging to another computer (target disk mode or other)?

I own a MacBook Pro 13" (early 2015). It has a dual-core i5 2,9GHz processor, 8go DDR3 RAM and 512Gb hard disk. The computer performs well in general. I use it exclusively for web development. My ...
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Why is a 2.7 GHz iMac slower than a 1.8 GHz MacBook Air?

I have a Late 2015 iMac which has a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of memory. I also have a Mid 2012 MacBook Air which has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of memory. The iMac ...
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Really confused about how to reset SMC and PRAM and NVRAM on my Macs and iPad and iPhone?

Sometimes I find from searching Google that I can reset the SMC, PRAM and NVRAM. But different sources provide different instructions on how to do this. I have a MacBook Pro and iMac. I also have an ...
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When booting using Target Disk Mode, all iCloud, Adobe, Microsoft credentials are lost. Is there a way to keep the credentials?

I boot an iMac 5k from a MacBook Pro drive using Target Disk Mode. This is great except all the credentials for iCloud, Adobe, and Microsoft get erased when switching "host" computer. The volume on ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...
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Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro not recognizing/working with some external displays

I have an Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz i5, and it does not work with certain displays. I first tested it with a display(call it display A) Mini Display Port to DVI cable which did not work. ...
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Apple's typical device refresh optimal for new college students? [closed]

Long-story-short: When does apple typically update their hardware? As a prospective college student, I'd want to get new devices before college begins, but I'd also prefer to have the most up-to-date ...
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Targeted Display Mode using Henge Docks Vertical Dock

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a Late 2012 21" iMac. I just purchased a Henge Docks Vertical Dock, to use at home, and the plan is to pop my MacBook Pro in and then use the iMac in ...
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Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
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USB Stick works on iMac, but on MacBook Pro not

i have a strange problem. I formated an usb-Stick (64GB) on my iMac (Mac Journaled Filesystem). Not encrypted, no password. It works fine on several devices (e.g. Popcorn Multimediabox), Windows-...
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Is it possible to automatically sync my iMac and MacBook Pro

I would like to keep all my files (i.e. pages/numbers/keynote) automatically synced between my iMac and MacBook Pro. Is this possible? I don't want to have to save something in the cloud each time, ...
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Connect MacBook Pro 2015 to iMac 2015 with HDMI?

I forgot to bring my "Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt" cable to connect my MacBook Pro to my iMac screen. I do not wish to spend again all that money to go buy one now. The only thing I have here is a "...
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Make new macbook work on iMac

Is there anyway I can make my new Macbook (12 inch) that comes with only USB-C work its display on my iMac? I used to do it with the my previous macbook air, but the new one does not have a ...
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iMac 2008 Core 2 Duo does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu?

Hi i am trying to install OS X El Capitan on iMac 2008 model Core 2 Duo processor, and 4GB Ram. The way i followed is i created a USB bootable stick and insert to mac machine and restarted the ...
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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, use ...