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Questions tagged [mac]

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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Keyboard shortcut to select the address bar for the current page in Safari?

When I want to navigate to a new page using the address bar in Safari without taking my hands off the keyboard, I use the keyboard shortcut Command + T, which opens a new tab and places the cursor in ...
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Find my Mac if thief erased it

My Mac was stolen. I bought an iPad to use find my Mac. The computer was going online and I was getting notifications. Unfortunately I was not at my iPad at the time. After the Sheriffs office ...
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Mac equivalent to AutoHotkey's PixelSearch?

I am aware of AutoHotkey alternatives such as Hammerspoon, Karabiner, and Keyboard Maestro, but do any of these have a way to search for a pixel with a specific colour on the display like how ...
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How to restore the default values on a keyboard in terminal?

I used the hidutil function to remap several keys on my keyboard: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping": [{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x70000003e, "HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":...
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need help on font rendering from website to safari, preview and adobe

I am on an iMac with high Sierra 10.13.6. Have been having this issue over multiple os for a long time. When i go to my financial website and view a file in safari pop up, the font is hard to read ...
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Can somebody explain these entries in my sudoers file?

What is going on in my sudoers file? I have no idea who the FULLTIMERS = millert, mikef, dowdy are or what these IP addresses Host_Alias CUNETS = 128.138.0.0/255.255.0.0 Host_Alias CSNETS = 128....
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Mac cannot forget wifi hotspot! [on hold]

I can't connect to my friend's iphone from my Mac; when I try, it just shows an error, "Cannot connect to WIFI hotspot...". I couldn't find a Wi-Fi network with name mixas1k in some of the places I've,...
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Mac OS Mojave freezing after wake from sleep: i recently updated my system

after upgrade to Mac OS Mojave in my MacBookPro 2016 and my iMac they froze after wake if they're sleeping. This happen if the Mac sleep for a while, overnight for example, and delays a few seconds ...
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MS Office on the App Store: will it work with an existing 365 subscription?

Microsoft's Office apps have recently become available on the App Store. Can I use my existing Office 365 for Business subscription with these apps?
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Why are none of the USB ports on my 2017 non-TB macbook pro working?

A while back, one of my USB ports on my 2017 non-TB macbook pro stopped working. I went to the apple store and the guy told me nothing other than “you should’ve gotten apple care”, so I just went ...
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Unable to mount AFPS disk cloned with dd (no mountable file systems)?

We have a laptop that won't boot up correctly, however, we're able to get it into target disk mode. I did a diskutil list and I saw there was an [external] disk (which listed a single AFPS partition ,...
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The PS2 disc for Gran Turismo 4 will not work

For whatever reason, Gran Turismo 4's disc is just ejecting itself in macOS High Sierra (2019-001 Security Update). Can someone tell me how to stop this, or at least why it's happening?
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What happened to my sound keys on my Mac book pro

For some reason my sound keys stopped working and the speaker sign is at the top of the screen, what happened. Never saw this before.
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Trying to remove “FDisk_partition_schem” from USB drive

I'm trying to reset this USB drive so that I can use the 64.2 GB of space. I've tried diskutil unmount and it didn't work.
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OneNote files (.one) created on OneNote 2016 and now trying to open on OneNote for Mac [closed]

Getting error "The document “test dummy.one” could not be opened. OneNote cannot open files of this type."
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Can I charge a Samsung Galaxy S9 with a MacBook Pro charger [duplicate]

Is it safe if it gets charged pretty quick or will it degrade my battery's health? Just curious because the output of my MacBook charger is way faster so want to know if it that will affect my phones ...
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Is there a way to select text squarely or vertically (not just in Preview)?

I want to select text in the browser that is grouped in columns, it would be useful to be able to just select text (or objects) in a certain column, but selection is done horizontally only. I know ...
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What makes a MacBook much thicker or thinner?

Apple's official website says the height of a MacBook could be from "0.35 to 1.31 cm". This is a wide range, more than double thickness. I'm buying a new customized MacBook. When is it 0.35 cm thick ...
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Troubleshot rebooting Mac mini server

I have a Mac mini running 10.13.6 as a server. Time Machine homebridge File Server Content caching Netinstall Xcode running VMware Fusion with Linux guest system Since a few weeks, the whole ...
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removing write up protection from micro sd card

My micro sd card suddenly got locked and i don't know how to remove the write up protection using my macbook air nor the disk utility. How do I remove the digital write up protection from my card ...
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Download Shortcut Malfunction on Dock

Whenever I add the download shortcut to my dock and then click it, the dock area goes black and when it reappears it goes away. It basically looks like every time I click the download shortcut it ...
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macbook pro retina mid 2012 is good for graphic deisnger [closed]

i need to know if i buy this macbook with this befits is good for me i working graphic designer and i work in this program (photoshop - illustartor - indesigen c4d premier after eefect
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Proxy Authentication Error in pip install Mac

I have tried to set the proxy in the bash_profile: export http_proxy=http://UserID:PWD@202.141.80.24:3128 export https_proxy=http://UserID:PWD@202.141.80.24:3128 export ftp_proxy=http://UserID:PWD@...
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I erased my drive, no matter what I do it is still read only on Mac, works fine on Windows [closed]

I have erased and formatted to MS-DOS and ExFAT. No matter what I do it will only stay read-only on Mac.
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How can I stop Roblox from crashing my Mac? [closed]

My Mac is running macOS 10.14.1, with 16GB of RAM, I've tried uninstalling Roblox and reinstalling it but it didn't work.
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Reduce color richness to reduce file size of an image with Preview.app

In the olden days, I recall using my Mac to reduce the richness of color in an image to reduce its file size and memory usage. I remember switching from millions of colors to thousands of colors. Is ...
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Mac App Store Updates are not available

Updates via the App Store are not available - for any App... This is with Mojave 10.14.3 this happened too on 10.14.2 and the update didn’t resolve it iCloud is set to Canada as is the App Store ...
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MacBook Pro 13inch 8GB/256GB A1706 EMC 3071 decreases the screen brightness and screen goes off till I open the lid vertically

I had recently bought a MacBook Pro late 2016 model from a private individual. As I removed the protective plastics I found a small crack at the right side near the hinge on the glass bar that ...
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Changing folder setting such that the folder does not try to sync via iCloud (upload data) [duplicate]

I want to load some big Datasets on my computer. However, I don't want iCloud to try and upload those into my iCloud Drive. It would take forever, and I do not need the data on another machine. Is ...
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auto conversion from copy and paste text [closed]

I have recently tried to copy and paste large amounts of written text from my pages to a website to upload and I my mac will span class="apple-converted-space"> ​instead of putting the text up. How do ...
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Reverse recording using Web Cam on mac

I can't get my images on the record playback to be the right way. They are always reversed. I tried Qcamera and it only takes a picture of what happened in photoboth. I need a way to take art ...
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Mac cannot detect external audio driver

A little while back I updated my OS to El Capitan 10.11.6. Ever since upgrading from Yosemite the OS has not been able to detect any audio device. In safe mode, it can detect so them and runs no ...
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How to draw a mathematical graph on mac

I want to draw two plots at x=1, y=3, at x=2, y=9 change the above plot so that y=exp(y), x is unchanged. I know this might seem silly to ask, but I do not have any experience to draw a mathematical ...
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Mac terminal: change directory to blue [duplicate]

Related: How can I configure Mac Terminal to have color ls output? New to Mac (coming from windows/linux) right now, my ~/.profile looks like export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=...
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How do I upgrade my internal SSD using a third party if my current one is not recognized (failed)?

I have a Late 2013 MBP whose 1TB SSD (PCIe) decided to suddenly fail last week. I managed to wipe and reformat the drive via target disk mode, but I cannot reinstall macOS from target disk mode (I ...
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how can I run an app in sandbox?

I wanted to play some games found on internet (not the Mac store) but I was afraid those could have a virus inside. As such I wanted to run them in a sandbox where they could just read files from ...
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One of my keys activate the command key for no reason [duplicate]

I cannot use one of my keys (specifically the 0 key) because whenever I press it, it activates the command key without me even touching it. Please help, this happened randomly. I was on discord at the ...
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Keys aren’t responding in Windows Partition

After a recent update on my MacBook Pro, the keys are no longer responding when rebooting in windows. The Macintosh is working fine but I am not able to even log into windows because the keys are not ...
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Fail2ban ssh rules do not apply when using ssh user@devicename.local?

I have fail2ban set up and working correctly for ssh on my Linux server, it acts the way I want it to if I exceed maxretry when I am logging in as ssh user@ipaddress however if I use ssh user@...
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Copy mp3s listed in a m3u-file to another harddrive

Over the last decade or two, I've collected quite a lot of mp3-files. I had them organised on an external / internal hard drive on Windows computers, and created a bunch of playlists with my favourite ...
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How To Search For Property List Files That Contain A String On Mac

Is there a way to search for all property list files that contain a certain string? Spotlight doesn't search inside .plist files. Yes, I have 'System Files Are Included'. For example, say a plist (...
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Why can’t I redownload Minecraft when I deleted it

I paid for Minecraft on the App Store. I accidentally deleted it and now I can’t get it back. I signed into all 3 of my accounts but it always says minecraft costs money. How do I fix this?
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What are the /dev/bpf* files? And can I delete them?

I have about 250 /dev/bpf* files in my /dev dir. What are they for and can I delete them?
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YouTube video thumbnails not getting loaded

On YouTube webpage, instead of the video thumbnail images, I see only a blue box with a question mark in it. Any video on YouTube does not seems to work either. Can anyone help me? I am not able to ...
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Bluetooth headset connected to Mac and iPhone: Cannot play music/music stops

I am encountering a weird bluetooth issue and even after extensive googling I don’t have so much of a start of an idea what is going on. Here is the situation: I have a Jabra elite 65t headset which ...
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PowerPoint on Mac reducing quality of images when set to keep full size/quality

I am trying to insert graphs from Prism to PowerPoint on Mac. Regardless of the way I export graphs from Prism (pdf, TIFF, JPEG etc), they lose quality as soon as they are added to the PowerPoint (...
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How do I get rid of the 'Music Creation' and 'Mail' on my Mac

I've deleted everything GarageBand related and delete all emails from Mail. Why is there still 496.1mb for Music Creation and 6kb for Mail? I want these at 0. Please help.
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Transfer Mac Mail POP3 Email account to new MAC

I want to move to a new Macbook. However, I have a POP3 email account on Mac Mail with some old emails that I would like to migrate to a new Macbook which are no longer on the mail server. Would Apple ...
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How can I upgrade from Oracle JDK 8 to OpenJDK 8 using Homebrew?

If I have Oracle Java SE JDK 8 installed on my mac, how can I upgrade to Open JDK 8? Motivation: Android build tools seem to need JDK 8, but according to the following links Oracle JDK 8 will not ...
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How can I upgrade my mac to OpenJDK 11 using Homebrew?

If I would have Java SE 8 on my mac, what would be a quick way to upgrade to OpenJDK 11 using Homebrew?