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Storage devices that work with both iPad and iMac

I currently have a problem that my grandparents have an old Mac Mini (2007 or so) which is no longer fit for use. They generally just use an iPad now for all of their internetting/computing needs, ...
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XQuartz 2.7.11 not starting download

I downloaded XQaurtz 2.7.11 for my IMac, my IMac is running 10.12.6. When I go to open the .dmg file it does not open, nothing happens. I believe the file might be corrupted, I am not sure how to ...
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can mac mini handle the load without eGPU?

i currently have a 2011 27" iMac - i7, 3.1ghz with 20gb RAM with a gig of vRAM on a standard AMD Radeon 6970M video card. It's connected to 2 24" Dell U2415 monitors running at 1920x1200. i ...
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“Your computer restarted because of a problem” when installing macOS Big Sur in external SSD?

I have a 21.5 inch retina iMac (2017) which has a malfunction internal SSD, so Ive been using it with a SAMSUNG external SSD connected via USBC/Thunderbolt port to the iMac. This has been working for ...
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Magic Keyboard Number Keys 0 - 9 NOT Working

The number keys 1 - 9 are not responding 0 and Enter do work As a result I cannot enter the pairing code ( mouse keys are not enabled ) purchased off eBay and the magic keyboard came with it. I have ...
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2009 Mac Install OS [duplicate]

I have a 2009 iMac. I recently erased the drive using disk utility, thinking I'd just download a fresh copy of the most current OS it could run. I think it is High Sierra but I am not sure how to ...
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Can’t pair Magic Keyboard due to numerical keys not working

I bought a iMac 27” off eBay and included in the sale was an Apple trackpad and Magic Keyboard. I am trying to pair the keyboard but when the screen asks me to enter the numerical confirmation code, ...
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Imac stuck on loading screen and key combinations are not working

I would reset my imac but nothing seems to work. I already tried every key combinations but it doesn't work I don't know what to do anymore. I have made a boot usb, but I don't know how to activatie ...
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can i use iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) as target monitor? [duplicate]

i have an iMac 2020 and a late 2015 iMac. I wish to know if it’s possible to use the latter as target display monitor. and if yes, which cable should i buy? thanks
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How to dual boot an iMac 2020, 27", T2 from (Catalina & Mojave)

I need to add a Mojave partition to my native Catalina iMac 2020, 27", T2. To date all attempts to boot from a Mojave external install drive have failed. "Secure Boot" is set to "...
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iMac running on external SSD won't boot from it after upgrade to Catalina

it seems a very similar problem has been reported. Nevertheless, its resolution is not clear and seems to be a matter of chance. For clarity let me add the following background info: For a couple of ...
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Remote access to an iMac Pro

So I have a friend, who has an iMac Pro with high specs at his home and I thought about accessing his iMac Pro from my Macbook Pro via some kind of remote desktop service. I would do some rather ...
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Why isn't Startup Manager showing Ubuntu Netboot USB - mid 2010 imac 21.5"

Apologies if this question is inappropriate for this forum I am not sure whether I should be on the Apple or Ubuntu StackExchange. I am trying to turn an iMac mid 2010 21.5" into a home server by ...
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iMac takes too long to open apps

My father has a 2019 iMac (with latest version of macOS installed) and about 800GB of free space. The Mac is taking too long to open apps. First, when you click on an app nothing initially happens. ...
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Imac 2009 Xcode

I'm starting Xamarin development, but I don't own a Mac to connect to Xcode to compile. A friend is selling me a cheap Imac 2009 core 2 duo. I have a few questions. It will work with Xcode? Can be ...
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Latest iMac with 10G Ethernet will not stay connected

I've the latest 2020 iMac with 10Gbps Ethernet. Since day 1, the new iMac's ethernet has been unreliable. I have a switch on my home LAN that only supports up to 1Gbs. All of my other systems have ...
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iMac 2015 27” white fog burn inn on display

I bought a second hand 27” Late 2015 iMac about 6-8 months ago. Sellers was a cheerful couple who even offered to deliver by car. The Mac looked virtually unused, and to be honest it was a real ...
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New iMac freezing every click

I bought this iMac 6 months ago, model late2019, with 64gb RAM and fusion HD 3TB I ran all the utility tool and I get a lot of MT mapping warnings when i run the First Aid, but they don't seem to be ...
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How do I disable the mail app from keep appearing on Mac when I'm in full-view of a screen? [duplicate]

From everywhere I’ve read, they say that I’m suppose to uncheck the “Prefer opening messages in split view when in full screen” option and it’ll go away but it doesn’t. Any help?
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Changing Bootcamp Partition ID on Terminal in Recovery Mode

I have an iMac 5K 2017 running MacOS Big Sur and Windows 10 and the problem is a little bit tricky: After I resized my Bootcamp with AOMEI Partition Assistance and restarted it, it couldn't run MacOS(...
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Does fixing a Fusion Drive using 'diskutil resetFusion' destroy the BOOTCAMP partition

I have a 2015 iMac 27" retina whose Fusion Drive split into separate drives whilst attempting to fix a partition table issue prior to upgrading to macOS Big Sur. I have a fully functioning ...
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Missing Wifi in iMac 2011

I recently re-built the iMac 2011 by taking it all apart, cleaning and adding new hard disk and fresh install of High Sierra. I am however unable to get any sort of wifi or even ethernet! This is ...
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iMac won’t boot from external SSD

I’ve been booting our 2013 iMac from an external USB SSD; the internal Fusion drive is flaky and I’ve associated it with repeated crashes. But after installing Catalina Security Update 2020-001, the ...
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What are all these network devices on my Mac? [duplicate]

I have a 2019 iMac (running Big Sur)with three physical Ethernet ports; one is the built-in port and two more are located on Thunderbolt devices I have attached. When I run ifconfig, I get two whole ...
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Can I use my 2013 MacBook Pro as dual monitor with my iMac 2020

I am working from home now and it would be super helpful to have dual monitors. I have a 2020 iMac and a MacBook Pro 2013. Anyway I can use my MacBook for that? If not what’s my best cost efficient ...
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Use iMessage on Mac without signing into iCloud in System Preferences?

I would like to use my iMac without iCloud syncing and backup turned on. The only app that I do use between my iPhone and iMac is Apple Messages with family. Before I begin toggling switches on my ...
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Is my iMac crashing because of a faulty HD that I'm not using anymore?

I have an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, late 2014). A while back the fusion drive died and I split them and used the SSD for the OS and an external 2TB SSD for storage. The only issue I have had with the ...
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Is hibernation possible on a T2 iMac / Catalina?

From time to time, I want to unplug my iMac from power in order to move it, but I also want it to restore the state back to where it was. I learned that I could enable a hibernation mode, which would ...
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Mixed RAM in iMac 27-inch 2020 i5

Can an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020, i5) with 2x4Gb 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM be updated with 2x4Gb 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM (from an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)? If yes, it is my understanding that the iMac ...
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My mac's UI is randomly freezing for 5-10 seconds throughout the day. How can I figure out what's going wrong?

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6. Throughout the day the entire screen will freeze for a period of 5-10 seconds. This happens sporadically and there's no consistent way to trigger it, ...
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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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Using a mid 2010 27“ iMac as a second screen for a mid 2015 27” 5k iMac [duplicate]

I would like to use my ageing 27" iMac (mid 2010 model) as a second screen for my mid 2015 5k model as my even older 24" Cinema Display finally gave up the ghost. I have tried hooking them ...
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When a powered USB hub is used, would we need to worry the power flowing from the hub back into the MacBook or iMac?

If I use a non-powered USB hub, the iPad Air or iPad Pro could be losing power over a few hours, because the charging power is not enough. However, if I get a powered USB hub, would it be an issue, ...
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What is the correct behaviour of the “down arrow with horizontal line” key on an iMac keyboard?

I have an iMac with a full-size keyboard as shown below. I'm curious if there is some webpage that explains what each key actually does (apart from the obvious querty keys, etc.) However, I'm ...
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Can I connect a mid-2011 iMac to an external HDMI display with a mini Displayport-to-HDMI cable?

I have a mid-2011 iMac running Sierra. I just purchased a new Ultrawide monitor to use primarily on my PC, but it also supports dual input devices, so I was thinking I could connect my iMac to it in ...
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Why is my iMac awaken itself every now and then - Even if I've not even close to it? Same thing with my Macbook pro

So for example, I'm about to sleep and laying in my bed, and suddenly my iMac screen turns on and shows the login screen - I'm not close it and have not touched the mouse or anything that should have ...
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iMac 2011 27" Thunderbolt 2 adapter to connect Thunderbolt 3 hub

I have an iMac 27-Inch "Core i5" 2.7 (Mid-2011) and I want to connect a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) hub via the Thunderbolt 1/2 port. In all my searching I could only find a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ...
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How to get rid of phantom directories /Volumes on a Mac? [closed]

I have a couple of different problems with ls /Volumes. 1st, I have an AppleScript that could mount only 10 of my 13 volumes. The 3 I could not mount were named Data 1, Data 2, and Data 3. I renamed ...
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Does using multiple monitors cause the iMac to run hotter?

I have noticed my iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015) tends to run hot & noisy when watching some simple videos. I have tried whatever light duty diagnostics I can manage, such as activity ...
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Target display mode almost working, but need disconnect/reconnect

I'm using a 2010 iMac in target display mode with a newer Mac over a USB-C --> Mini DpsplayPort cable. It works except that I can only enable it by disconnecting and reconnecting the cable. When I ...
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Home Sharing from Mac to Mac is stuck at song start

I have a Mac Mini serving as my home media server. I setup Home Sharing, and I can see my library on all my other devices at home. My entire collection is without any DRM, and it's all ALAC (some 24 ...
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Does anybody make an adapter to convert a Mac's eSATA port to USB 3 (or later, or Thunderbolt)?

When I got my iMac ~10 years ago I had Other World Computing install an eSATA port on it. I've never used it for much, but now I'd like to adapt it if possible to one of the more common ports, like ...
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What could happen if the iMac adhesive did not seal correctly at the top of the display?

I upgraded my iMac's hdd to an ssd, but the adhesive did not reseal the top of the iMac correctly. There is a gap of approximately 1mm between the chassis and the display. (The sides are fine.) What ...
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Can't connect to SMB network drive after installing new iMac

We have two iMacs on the network with an external DataTale drive connected to each. The shares have worked fine in the past but we just replaced one iMac and upgraded both to catalina. We had have the ...
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How to dual boot (Catalina - High Sierra) from a iMac 2020, 27", T2?

For good reasons I need to boot into Catalina or into High Sierra on a new iMac 2020, 27", T2. So far all attempts have failed. "Secure Boot" is set to "No Security" and "...
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Issues with external SSD and internal HDD

I've been running Mac OS Mojave (iMac late 2013) on an external SSD connected via USB 3. Since I've had issues with the internal HDD randomly unmounting and also Mac OS telling me that RAM is ...
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iMac with black screen, backlight on, no activity

I'm having a problem with a 5k iMac 27" (mid-2015). When I turn it on, the backlight comes on, but the screen is completely black and there’s no activity. An external monitor (plugged in with a ...
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How do I purchase music albums in the new Music app

Last month I could use iTunes to search for music albums and purchase the whole album or specific tracks off the album. I recently got a new iMac running Catalina. iTunes has been replaced with the ...
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Headset Microphone Not working on Bootcamp

I have an iMac(5k Retina, late 2014) and I have installed windows 10 via bootcamp. I have a Razer Kraken X that has a microphone. So first of all let me say that the problem is not my headphones or my ...
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Screen capturing Android tablet via Mac

I'm working on a project that requires me to screen-capture game play from a game on a Pixel C tablet, but I have an iMac. I'm wondering if there's a way for me to plug the tablet into the iMac and ...

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