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Is my Fusion Drive set up on my iMac correct? or is there a fix?

I have a 2013 iMac previously running Mojave, now running Catalina. I thought on Catalina, that when in Internet Disk Recovery Mode, you should be able to select the Fusion Drive and be able to erase ...
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2017 27" iMac Keyboard Issue

I'm having an odd problem, I have a 2017 27" iMac, it comes with a bluetooth keyboard in the box. However, I swapped it out for a wired keyboard as I prefer Apple's older wired keyboards over the new ...
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Where has all my music gone? I can't find it on my iMac

I have all my music in iTunes on my old iMac. Or I did have. I created several playlists years ago and each of them had 30-50 songs in them. Tonight I opened iTunes and clicked on the playlist and ...
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Had to force computer into OS recovery

Upon opening "Disk Utility" from the Recovery window, a prompt asks if I want to revert to a working state. How far back does a working state go? Does this mean I will lose files from my desktop? ...
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Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable?

Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable and what capabilities does that provide if so? I've three things in mind: Very fast file transfers between the systems Very fast ...
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Which 27" iMac can be used as external display on a MaBook Pro Mid 2015?

What is the latest 27" iMac model which can be used as an external display on a MaBook Pro 15" Mid 2015? And can I run latest macOS on both MBP and iMac to have this working or need to use older ...
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macOS/iMac - LG UltraFine controls

For seemingly no reason, the macOS hotkey to control the brightness (control + F1/F2) of my LG UltraFine secondary display has stopped working. Also, the Sound Preferences do not show LG UltraFine ...
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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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Audio echoes for a few seconds

Every so often, sometimes once a day, sometimes two or three times in ten minutes, my audio will reverb at 100% for about 3 seconds. It's very random, with no clues it's about to happen. This has ...
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Is it possible to use as an external monitor 2013 iMac 21.5 late edition from MacBook Pro 2015?

Is it possible to use as an external monitor 2013 iMac 21.5 late edition from MacBook Pro 2015 Early Edition?
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Safari continues to Beach Ball [closed]

I'm having problems with recurring beach balling. I've tried a number of things but no change. Any suggestions?
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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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Can I use a 2019 27“ iMac as a display for a Mid 2014 Retina 13” MacBook Pro?

The iMac is running Mojave, the MacBook is on High Sierra. Will the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter + a thunderbolt 2 cable work?
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iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 - Stuck on white screen at boot

The problem is that the iMac displays the Apple logo then flashes black before getting stuck on white screen. What I've tried so far: Safe Mode (⇧) - not working, can´t get into Safe Mode, loading ...
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How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
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How to use my iMac 2017 as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012?

I want to use my iMac 2017 running "Mojave" as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012 running "Yosemite". I can't find any tutorials for such age difference. Any help or tips are very ...
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Installing an older version of macOS onto an external drive

So I’ve got an oddly specific question. I’m trying to install macOS Sierra onto a hard drive that I’m planning on installing into an old (potentially broken) 2011 iMac that currently does not have a ...
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Mac showing large color circles after waking up

I'm on a 27-inch iMac from late 2015, using macOS Mojave (version 10.14.6), and yesterday and today, it's randomly happened that these large circles appear on the entire screen when I wake it up from ...
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Can I connect my Mid 2011 Mac to a second monitor?

How can I connect my mid 2011 iMac to a second monitor to extend my screen? The monitor is an HP L1950. The ports my mac has can be seen here:
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My iMac not responding to any macOS key

I have install Windows 10 on my 21" iMac 2015 with Boot Camp which change my hard iMac hard disk file type, since then I am trying to access macOS on my machine but no luck, I tried everything but my ...
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Has anyone managed to put a GeForce 980m inside iMacs with MXM slots?

Here you can read about people trying to put non-Apple MXM GPUs inside iMacs: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2011-imac-graphics-card-upgrade.1596614/ Of course, there are issues due to EFI ...
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iMac mid 2011 wont let me left click - tried to fix and now stuck in reboot loop

I have checked many similar questions, but none answers my problem. I have an iMac mid-2011 running High Sierra, and for some reason this morning, the mouse cursor moves around the screen but I can ...
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After Successful Bootcamp Installation of Windows, Mac OS X is unaccessable

URGENT HELP NEEDED! I have a Late-2014 iMac. Recently, I tried to Boot Camp it. However, It went horribly wrong and now I can't access Mac OS X. I am still able to access Windows though. Here's what ...
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Recommended disk format for external SSD running as system drive for a 2019 iMac

I'm setting up a new 2019 iMac with an internal Fusion drive. I have an external 1TB Samsung T5 SSD drive that I'd like to use velcroed to the back of the iMac as the main system drive in order to ...
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SD card being wiped by iMac

I put the SD card with all the film footage on it, into the reader. I create folders, and also put the footage on to the SSD and the cloud....typical post-shoot file maintenance. I eject the SD card ...
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Is shutting down an iMac or Mac mini really necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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I installed Windows 10 with bootcamp on Imac and my imac partition is lost it file type

I am having serious trouble here, i install windows 10 in my imac 2015 model now i am not able to boot in Mac OS, i am upgraded to New os 13. I tried Option key on start, did not work I tired Commond+...
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My second screen is being recognized as a TV despite being a proper computer monitor

I'm on an iMac 5K 2017 and I've connected my second screen, an Acer ProDesigner BM320, via a USB-C-to-MiniDP adapter. According to the system information the monitor is being recognized as a TV which ...
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iMac not showing Airdrop discoverable options

I am trying to use Airdrop to send a file from my phone to my iMac, but when I am in the Airdrop folder in my iMac there are no options to make the machine discoverable. Both devices are on the ...
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Brand new iMac, cannot login to anything

I received my brand new iMac today. During installation/startup, I was surprised to find that I could not log in to iCloud. I skipped, figuring it was a minor glitch and I would do it after setting up ...
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iMac screen fogging up

I leave my iMac (24') next to the sliding door in the lounge at night. The door remains open, so the air gets very cold at night. When I turn my computer on in the morning the screen fogs up inside, ...
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Hard Drive full errors when hard drive isn't full [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hard Drive in my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) runnnig Mojave. My hard drive is showing 19.5GB remaining but I cannot download anything as it says "Hard drive full". I tried emptying ...
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Re-Installing Windows 7 on mac

is there a way to install Windows 7 on an Calina iMac 27" late 2015. Bootcamp does not allow it since Mojave it only allows Win10. Downgrading my Mac to an Os before Mojave is as well as using Windows ...
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Why doesn't the iMac Pro (2017) support the Apple Pro Display XDR at 6k resolution?

Apple's Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR web page does not list the iMac Pro as a supported computer in this section: Pro Display XDR supports a resolution of 6016 x 3384 with 10bpc on these ...
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Do files on USB drive leave any trace on iMac (macOS Sierra)?

I'd like to know if I look at files (specifically jpegs) stored on a usb drive without opening them, will they leave a trace on the iMac I'm putting the USB into? Bascially, if I plug in a USB and ...
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Heavy issues with Finder make iMac unusable

My iMac 2017 (i7 4.2 Ghz, 40 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) ran very well for around two years. Unfortunately, not anymore: Lately, I have severe issues with the Finder and it – honestly! – drives me insane. It ...
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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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How can I keep my Mac from restarting?

I'm about to download a 1TB collection of files. It'll take about 7 days. I want to make sure that my computer doesn't shut down or restart while the download is happening.
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iMac Core i3 mid 2010 hard drive removal and fan control

I'm thinking of adding an SSD. I'm getting conflicting advice as to what to do with the sensor cable if swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. I think in these units, there is a sensor cable that ...
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The command shortcuts close all windows and temporarily blanks the desktop on my iMac

Essentially what happens to my late 2015 iMac is that when I use my command shortcuts and the down arrow anywhere (except command+b which just worked), all my windows close and my desktop temporarily ...
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iMac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 SSD swap, is a bay required

When swapping out the mechanical drive for an SSD in these machines, I've seen people put in a size-up caddy. But is this needed - can I just gaffa tape the drive to the back or something?
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imac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 - how many SATA ports available?

I've been looking to upgrade to an SSD. And I've read a couple of options: Swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. Swapping the optical drive for an SSD. My question is, is there another SATA ...
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iMac 27“ Mid 2011 - Can‘t reinstall macOS

I‘m trying to reinstall macOS Sierra on my Mid 2011 iMac. I have a single 1 TB HDD and single partition called „OS X Base System“ that takes up 999.35 GB‘s. When I try to partition the Base Volume I ...
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How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Rightclick With Better Touch Tool?

Well, it's a simple question. How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Right-click With Better Touch Tool? I see that other people figured it out but I can't quite figure it out. Can anyone help me out?
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How important is it for a Mac admin account to be associated with an Apple ID

My wife and I have an iMac. We each use standard user accounts associated with our respective Apple IDs. We also have an administrator account that is not associated with an Apple ID. What problems, ...
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iMac RAM expansion compatibility

I have an Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) with 8GB RAM and I would like to expand the memory to 16 GB. I have found the following ram on line (Newegg)and I would like to know if is it compatible ...
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iMac SSD upgrade – Firmware password lock

My dad bought a used 21.5 iMac (2017) a few weeks back (previous owner bought it new but decided to sell after a week, so its basically new.) Given that it came with a 1TB fusion drive, we decided to ...
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My iMacs Display Screen Fell down

I have an iMac (Intel 21.5" late 2013, 21.5 core i5). This morning, I replaced my hard disk with an SSD drive and used not a right adhesive tape to put the display screen back. At first, I was very ...
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Target Display Mode between a Dell XPS and 2013 iMac

I have been searching for a long time for the answer to this question. I have a Dell XPS laptop with minidisplay port out and a 2013 iMac. Can I buy a mini-display port cable and connect it to the ...
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AppStore Error 102

Hi everyone, as the title above, all updates are working smooth but suddenly when I'm going to update iTunes, it show the Error 102. The picture in the attachment have the information of my iMac 2012....

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