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Mac is Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. All current Macs ship with macOS. This tag is for any and all questions that relate to the actual [tag:hardware]. For operating system-related questions, use [tag:macos].

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How to setup remote access on a Mac

I need to work remotely and connect to a company network from my Mac over the internet. How do I set this up? I've looked at different software such as OpenVPN and Tunnelblick. I'm not sure how to set ...
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How to restore from Time Machine backup

I have two Macbooks. The second one I did a refresh install from a Time Machine backup and kept it backed up for several weeks on that computer. I'm going back to the first computer and would like to ...
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Plugged in hard drive externally and it doesn't show up in Disk Utility but is visible on another computer

My hard drive recently died and I had it replaced on my mid-2010 Macbook Pro (15). The hard drive, when plugged in with a SATA/USB connector does seem to power the 2.5 HDD (the light on the cable is ...
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Horizontal lines showing only on night shift mode

A bunch of clear horizontal pixel lines are showing on my MacBook pro laptop screen. This just happened today. I noticed these lines disappear when night mode is off. Can someone please let me know if ...
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My Mac Switches Audio Output From Bluetooth Headphones to Internal Speakers

I was watching some youtube videos on my mac (macOS Catalina, MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2012) with my paired Bluetooth headphones. Randomly, about 15 minutes in the audio output just switched to the ...
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How do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete when connected from the Screen Sharing app to a Windows computer?

When using Apple's Screen Sharing application to connect to a Windows computer that is running VNC, how do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the Windows computer? I've tried a number of key sequences and ...
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What if anything is the advantage of upgrading from Parallels Desktop 11 perpetual license to a newer version? [closed]

Specifically on a late 2013 iMac 32GB ram, running OSX 10.13. Parallels 11 seems to work fine.
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What is the location of a specific command and how do I change it?

If I type dart in my terminal, this will access my dart terminal app. What does this point to and where can I change it? Edit My $PATH variable is as follows /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:...
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My auto fill for both names is always spelt wrong and also always starts my email with a capital instead of lower case [closed]

My autofill for both names is always spelt wrong and also always starts my email with a capital instead of lower case
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Is there a faster way to connect bluetooth midi devices?

Currently every time you want to reconnect a bluetooth midi device you have to open audio midi setup, open show network browser, find and double click on the bluetooth icon, then connect the device. ...
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How to allow Terminal to Find Commands without Export PATH?

The terminal on my Macbook Pro cannot find any commands until I enter this before every session I use : export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin" How can I make it so that I do not ...
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Mac OneNote Catalina share Extension is missing

I'm trying to set it up so on my mac I can use the share menu item to share items into OneNote. When I go to the share menu in system preferences there is no option to select one note. I'm using the ...
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share a reminder list with non apple users (pc/android users)

Is it possible to share a specific reminder list with non apple users (pc/android users). It could be read only if not possible to edit for non apple users.
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Emptying trash slow on external HDD?

macOS Catalina. Emptying trash on the internal SSD is normal, but very slow on external HDD (USB 3.0, 5400rpm).
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I need information specific to CPU core. Is there any api exposed for mac [duplicate]

Suppose we have one CPU with 2 core , then I need information about no.of.Processes , IO time,IDLE Time, System Time, Name of core for specific core Level and not to CPU Level etc. So I would you like ...
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Will a buyer be able to recover my files if I format my mac HD and sell it?

If I follow the standard procedure for logging out and formatting my Mac before selling it, as described in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065 - Will the buyer be able to recover my files with ...
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Constant Bluetooth Connection Request Prompts Between Two Macs

I recently got a 16" MacBook Pro. My wife has a 2019 15" MacBook Pro. They're both running 10.15.1 (Software Update says both Macs are "up to date"). Ever since I got the 16" MBP both MBPs are ...
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Apple Configurator 2 rearrange homescreen layout does not apply

Apple Configurator version Versie 2.11.1 (3K81) iPhone 11 Pro iOS 13.2 17B84 Macbook Pro 2019 i9 Catalina 10.15.1 (19B88)
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Hide/Delete “Unable to Upload” album in Mac Photos (Catalina)

I am backing up my Photos library to another Mac (which I don't intent to switch on iCloud Photos - I have big issues with, see discussion iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac) running Catalina. The ...
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MacBook not booting up nor recognising bootable usb

I have this old macbook that I wanted to convert into a ubuntu server, however it didn't recognise my ubuntu server bootable usb which my newer MacBook Air did. After tying to use a 32 bit version and ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). I use a Keyboard layout generated with ...
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Screen Turns Black after tilted past about 70°

2 or 3 weeks ago, when I tilted my screen past 90° it just went black. I was confused, so I closed my laptop and it worked. I tried again, the same thing. Eventually, I couldn't even turn it past 70° ...
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Can I detect if trackpad is touched by applescript?

For exemple I want to type capital letters when my thumb is on Trackpad, and type lowercase letters when Trackpad is untouched
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Is it possible to remove the trash icon from the dock on macOS Catalina?

I keep cleaning it once any file goes to it even though I have it set to clean automatically. I just deleted an important file thanks to this habit. I’d like to modify things so I can save myself from ...
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applications sometimes keeps bouncing, won't open and won't respond to force quit

Most of the time my macbook air works fine. Only problem is that when I just turned on my pc and want to open some applications , often these applications won't open and force quit does not work. ...
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My ifconfig: command not found for some reason

I'm using Mac Sierra version 10.13.6 and when I try using ifconfig it just outputs -bash: ifconfig: command not found And, when I run $PATH, I get: -bash: /usr/local/bin:/Library/Frameworks/Python....
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Why does my blutooth output sound bad when input is on?

When I have my bluetooth headphones connected to my mac, if an application is using the Input, the quality of output is extremely degraded. Why is this? How can I fix it? This can be reproduced by ...
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Any way to stop creating 'TV' folder in ~/Movies on macOS Catalina

Since macOS Catalina, I have a default 'TV' (Apple TV) app installed on my Mac. It regularly creates an 'TV' folder inside ~/Movies with a file 'TV Libary' and an empty folder 'Media'. I like to ...
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iPhone asks to trust computer each time when tethering hotspot is on [duplicate]

When tethering hotspot is on, and I connect with my laptop via USB (in order to tether), I get asked each time to trust the computer which is annoying. Latest iOS 13.2 17B84 ; Mac OS Catalina 10.15....
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MacBook Pro 2019 with touchbar freezes chrome forms

I have a brand new macbook (2019 with touchbar running macOS Catalina). When I use an external keyboard all is fine. But when using the laptop keyboard it is extremely slow/laggy on all website input ...
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iCloud and AppleID 'married' to Macintosh [duplicate]

When purchasing a used Macintosh, what does one need to know (i.e. what will adverse outcome) regarding the Hardware (serial #?) being tie to an ID? Apple Products: Due to Apple removing the old ...
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USB-C to Ethernet adapter on Mac with jumbo frames

I have to work with a scientific camera and acquire images via Ethernet on a MacBook Pro 2019 with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. I have a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, and I have to enable jumbo frames (9000 ...
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Next/Prev buttons stopped working for the Music app on my 2015 MacBook Air

Normally, when I press the button on my 3.5mm headphones, the Music app would pop up and start playing music. When a song was playing, I could pause it by clicking this button. However, since a recent ...
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Changing my administrator user's username has removed privileges, rebooting doesn't work [duplicate]

Like the title says, I was trying to change my username on my MacBook (running High Sierra Version 10.13.6), it removed my admin privileges so I do not have an Admin account. I tried rebooting in ...
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How to Remove a Sound Output Device Created by an Application

On my mid 2012 MBP running macOS 10.15.1 (Catalina) I had an application create a sound output device. I deleted the application in finder by moving it to the trash. I know this method doesn't ...
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How to disable auto load of applications on restart/turn on over OS X Catalina?

Every time when I turn on my mac it immediately opens previous applications... For example - Safari and Video editor were opened before to turn off my laptop I closed all applications and then shut ...
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Can't sign in to Apple Music, TV or Podcast on Mac

I recently did a clean install of macOS Catalina on my MacBook Air and since I can't sign in my Apple Music account in Music App. Neither I can connect to TV although I don't have a subscription ...
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My Mac restarts after logging in

1- I identified the problem as a Kernel Panic at first due to warnings 2- Safe Mode Crashes 3- I reinstalled a OS through utilities , problem still persists (crashes after login) 4 - On Single ...
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Does Screen Time log apps running with no windows open or while in screensaver mode?

I noticed my Mac is logging 10hr+ daily usage of Mail, Safari and stuff. But they are just running in the background - since I don't want to always quit and launch these frequently used apps. But I am ...
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How can I fix things when Catalina will not connect to smb shares?

Based on proposed solutions at: What causes some Network Drives using SMB no longer connect to macOS Catalina? I have edited the /etc/nsmb.conf which worked for about seven (7) days, and now nothing. ...
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How do I deactivate the sound I hear when pressing left or right in Mac's TV app?

When opening a movie from the new TV app or when watching a Youtube movie, pressing left or right produces a sound which is annoying for me as I want to use the buttons to do what they are supposed to ...
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Macbook doesn't accept my password after update

I have upgraded my macbook from Mojave to Catalina. Upon rebooting after installation is complete, I entered my password to login, and it didn't accept my password. When I reboot my macbook, it ...
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Capslock blinking on and off

I'm on a macos mojave laptop, version 10.14.5 (18F132) My capslock key is continually blinking on and off. It also blinks when I press the ->| key (the one next to Q) How do I fix this?
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How to make Xcode work with VoiceOver?

I have tried Swift Playgrounds on iPad but that is useless as you never know where your character is. I am trying to develop my first app in Xcode. I use Swift 3. How do you make Xcode Swift ...
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Macbook Air very slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade

I have a Macbook Air that has insanely slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade. A clean install of El Capitan and resetting the PRAM has the Wi-Fi working as normal. I get between 200-300mbps down. As ...
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The app-switcher does not hover in the main screen [duplicate]

This is my setup of the screens: The small screen on the right is my Mac, the other two are external screens. As you can see by the white strip, the main screen is the one in the middle. ...
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Disable F3 and F4 shortcuts

I'd like to use my F3 and F4 keys for a different purpose, but I can't seem to disable the hotkeys on my Mac. Here's what I've tried so far:
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Why does Apple swap the @ and " keys?

On an English windows keyboard one finds the " above the 2 and the @ near the enter key on the right. On a standard English mac keyboard, as built into my macbook for instance, the two have their ...
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How to combine two partitons on an external hard drive

How do I combine two partitions on my external hard drive into one?
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MacOS Catalina Time Machine restoration to Mojave failed; MacOS Recovery failed (-1008F)

I was in the process of restoring my Mac Mini 2018 running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 to an earlier Time Machine backup encapsulating the latest version of macOS Mojave via macOS Recovery, when the ...