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Keyboard not working on login screen MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro with OSx 10.11.6 installed. On startup, when I try to login as a user with password, each time I click on the input text box it gets deselected, and it's impossible to enter the ...
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macOS Seirra randomly boots me to login screen while I'm working

This has happened a few times over the years but more frequently. Lately, I'll be using my 13" Macbook Air (2014) and for no reason I can figure out, the entire system will freeze, the screen will go ...
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OSX opens all recent apps and files after logging in from a lock screen

I've noticed that every other day or so after a stepping away from my MBP (mid 2014, OSX 10.11.6) and logging back in, all of my recent apps and documents will be opened, even though they were not ...
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More sudden, unexpected logouts

I've just started seeing behavior similar to this other question on 10.12.3 "Sierra". Both times, I was using Chrome to look at web sites which showed moving images. Suddenly I found myself looking ...
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Randomly kicked to login screen

El Capitan - 10.10.3 Randomly kicked to login screen. I'll just be working and suddenly be logged out. This'll sometimes happen while sleeping too, and I'll open the computer and I'll be at the login ...
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Can “Full Keyboard Access” tab-key behavior be set for the login window?

The shortcut fn-F7 toggles the tab key behavior anywhere in Mac OS X, including on the login window (called "Full Keyboard Access" in System Preferences, this determines if tab cycles through text ...
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iMac 27" intermittently fails to reach login screen after Mountain Lion Upgrade

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Snow leopard and now the system will not always go to the login screen. (iMac 27" circa 2010 standard as it came from Apple no upgrades) I have tried ...
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Login to OS X Server User Account from Local Computer

I have OS X Server installed on a Mac Mini. I've created several user accounts, one of which is: Account Name: Bob Password: abc123 From the Mac Mini's login screen I can choose "Server" (main ...
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Cannot Login after Reinstalling OS X Yosemite

I am currently stuck at the login screen, unable to login--each attempt just takes me back to the login screen. This started with trying to update to OS X Mojave (from High Sierra), due to the ...
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MacBook keyboard doesn't respond during startup

I have had this problem for quite some time. my MacBook pro Retina early 2015 takes forever to start up.duribg startup the keyboard seems to be unresponsive to eg.cmd+alt+p+r or any other working key ...
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iMac randomly logging out (High Sierra and Mojave)

For the last month or so, my mac has been randomly logging out overnight. When I come back in the morning, it's at the login screen and all my applications need to restart. I know it's not a full ...
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Which frameworks loads before decrypting FileVault? (help me messing around with login screen wallpaper)

as in title, I am messing around with login screen on MacOS Mojave, I managed to change guest picture (it is actually idiotic that you can't change it in settings) and login wallpaper to my own but ...
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User pictures with transparency

Has anyone been able to successfully get a user picture with transparency on the Mojave login screen? I have been using this old hint for years to do this, but with Mojave, it doesn't seem to work. ...
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Another black screen + cursor problem

My macbook 13inch late 2013 on highsierra gives me the blackscreen+cursor after I login. After I googled it, I found a fix involving the single user mode, but when I do press command+S it shows the ...
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Macbook doesn't recognize its own keyboard at the login screen

My MacBook Pro started to show this warning when coming back from sleeping to the login screen. It doesn't recognize its own keyboard and asks for an external keyboard. Once an external keyboard is ...
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Different login screen now

My Mac's login screen is different from the normal one now and I am not sure why. My current login screen looks a little like this as opposed to this . Any ideas as to why this has changed?
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Mac keyboard beeps at login screen

I have a 2015 MacBook Air 13. Right after I let it sleep and reopen, I can't type the password as it only beeps when alphanumeric keys are pressed. It also beeps when escape, space, delete or arrow ...
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Setting the default resolution/scaling of the login screen in FileVault enabled systems (macOS Sierra)

The login screen has a default scaling that is set when you boot up. Once booted though, it will adopt the scaling of whatever user was last logged in. I've heard the default scaling can be set by ...
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I was randomly logged out of my Mac on Sierra. Is there any way I can find the cause?

My retina MacBook Pro seems to like logging me out occasionally. Are there any logs which I can see that could explain why this happens?
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Where are the screensaver configuration files (.saver) for the screensavers that are offered in “Desktop & Screen Saver” in Settings on El Capitan?

I've already looked in 2 places. I looked in my user folder: /Users/MYUSERNAME/Library/Screen Savers - which was empty. (where MYUSERNAME is my user name) I also looked in /Library/Screen Savers/...
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White font on grey pre-boot login screen in Yosemite

I am using OS X 10.10.5 with Filevault2 enabled. Since recently the pre-boot login screen has a white font, as opposed to the black one I had before. Since I use a non-retina Macbook (MBP mid 2012), ...
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Custom picture on lock screen

So, I have been looking up online about how to put a custom picture on the lock screen that is not blurred. All of the tutorials online have said to change the "com.apple.desktop.admin.png" file in ...
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Force netaccounts network device list to show up at loginwindow

Is there a flag within com.apple.loginwindow or somewhere else where I can force the network dropdown list above username and password to appear (even without WiFi being on or an ethernet device being ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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Desktop and open applications visible for 0.5-3 seconds before login prompt MacOS Mojave

Since updating to MacOS Mojave, whenever I touch my keyboard or move my mouse to wakeup the computer from display sleep, I can see all the open windows as if I was logged in- but without any control ...
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Cannot go beyond login screen

I was performing a routine restart this evening, and all went as per normal until I logged in with my password to my user account. The computer encountered a kernel panic towards the end of the ...
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A blue frame around account's icon on login screen in OS X El Capitan

I locked my MacBook to clean the keyboard. While cleaning I pressed a number of keys in a random way while the system was displaying the login screen. At a certain point I noticed a light-blue double ...