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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 ...

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How much will macOS High Sierra upgrade cost me?

I have a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. unfortunately I am not very good at installing new programmes on my computer, and I want to update mine to the latest release macOS High Sierra. What ...
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Windows Number Pad Not Working

I have a Dell keyboard with a built-in number pad. On some applications when I use it, it works normally. On IntelliJ, when I type on the number pad, it doesn't type at all. On Excel, it primarily ...
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find specific window in safari amongst many open windows

The biggest pain in my mac experience is that i have many efforts and interests and TRY to keep each in a separate Safari window, each often with many tabs. Occasionally things get muddied and tabs ...
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Reset password non apple keyboard [on hold]

I just bought an iMac core 2 duo 2 2.16ghz with a Logitech keyboard and no password, how can i reset the password?
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Searching Internet from Terminal

Is it possible to search the internet from the terminal. For instance, could i write some command followed by say https://github.com and it will automatically open a browser with that site through the ...
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Cannot launch system with no battery icon

I use a 2017 12" MacBook. It suddenly shut out due to lack of battery. Then I recharged it still does not start with the no battery icon. The battery should be 100% as I plugged it for a day and ...
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Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication: Can't Approve This Mac

I tried to turn on two-factor authentication on my Apple ID. I did it from my Mac and all went well, until I got to the point where I had to verify my Mac from another device signed into iCloud. Well, ...
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My Mac thinks my keyboard is a mouse

My Mac thinks my USB gaming keyboard is a mouse. Plugged in, it doesn't function and it doesn't let me use the trackpad. I have to use a USB keyboard because 2 keys on my built-in apple keyboard don't ...
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My MacBook is slow recently. How do I fix this?

My MacBook has become very slow recently and not because of any software update. But it just became suddenly slow. Logging in to my account takes 2 minutes and when I open a terminal window, even that ...
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Prevent text messages from being sent to recipient's email address

Recently when I sent a message to an iPhone recipient, it was sent via SMS, presumably because one of us couldn't connect to iMessage. However, the strange thing is that my iPhone sent the text ...
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Fastest data transfers between volumes of a server connected via AFP

I connect to a server via AFP. The server has two RAID volumes. When I transfer files between the mounted volumes, do the files "go through my system" or are the files transferred directly from one ...
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Boot Camp Windows disk missing from Startup Manager and doesn't boot from Startup Disk selection

Until recently I had Boot Camp installed and working with Windows 7 and macOS, but recently I had to change my keyboard. Since that point holding the Option key during startup seems to display the ...
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Spell check for macOS Terminal app?

Is there a spelling library or command line tool that can be installed to use on macOS command line Terminal app?
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Problem connecting MacBook to TV [closed]

I was able to watch Netflix on my TV using a ThunderBolt cable to connect previously, however since the last upgrade all I get now is a picture of a screensaver nothing else. How can I fix this?
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Startup manager problem on my Mac

Until recently I had Bootcamp installed and working with Windows 7 and macOS but recently I had to change my keyboard and since this point when I boot up and hold the Option key I am now only able to ...
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Question mark folder

I have read all of the other questions and websites about it. I cannot solve my problem. I have had a problem with my Windows 7 bootcamp freezing. I force restarted a few times, and the last time it ...
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I want my Mac running Sierra, to stop hiding dock when I enter “Command+Option+D”

I want my Mac (running macOS Sierra), to stop hiding Dock when I enter Command + Option + D. I need to use that key command for InDesign.
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How to use Mac microphone for a phone call on iPhone

My iPhone is plugged into my Mac. I have a nice USB mic on the Mac I'd like to use for calls. I'm used to using Rogue Amoeba's software (e.g. Airfoil) so I know it's possible to pipe the audio around. ...
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Mac freezes after entering login password

My Mac starts up normally, but when I enter my password on the login screen, it freezes with a spinning beachball. I am unable to access it due to this problem. How do I resolve this issue?
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Find all folders with rwx permissions for a certain user?

How do I find all the folders that have rwx permissions for a certain user? Preferably no admin, can use shell scripts, Terminal, Python 3.6.
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Macbook Internal Speakers works only when headphones are plugged In

I have a strange scenario with my Mac Pro, my internal speakers don't work normally, it works only when my headphone is plugged In.
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Finder Running Slow When Running Big Folders

I have a late 2012, 27 inch iMac, with a 3TB fusion drive and 32GB of RAM. I'm only using around 650GB of my Hard Drive's storage and rarely, if ever, push the limits of my RAM. I also keep my files ...
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MacBook Pro: Keyboard layout mismatch

I just received my repackaged MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 inches, end 2012) and I have a problem with my keyboard. The keyboard layout is different from the one I had before, and I can't find the right ...
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How do I get F6 on a Mac to click into the address bar on Chrome?

On Windows I just tap F6 to do the same thing as clicking into the address bar on Chrome, on Mac it does nothing even after I make the F keys "standard function keys" in keyboard settings, but nothing ...
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Tried to install boot camp and now can’t get into my Mac OS hard drive

So I installed boot camp and then couldn’t get windows to boot. So I ran a program called “gdisk” which I must have given the wrong instructions to. Now I can’t access my Mac OS hard drive, but it ...
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Is there any difference between Macs sold in China and US except the Taiwan flag?

I wonder if there is any more difference between the Macs sold in China and USA, except that Chinese models don't show the Taiwan flag (🇹🇼), as explained in this question. I'm in China and am ...
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Force sync Photos to iCloud on macOS

I have recently been on holiday and saved all my photos on my mac whilst I was away. They didn't sync to iCloud as I wasn't connected to the Internet. I am back home now and setting up a new Windows ...
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Unable to remove an old SMB connection on High Sierra

Upon login, a window appears requesting login information for an old share that has been deleted. This problem appears at the opening of each session. I have: deleted recent connections checked ...
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MacBook Pro (2015) constantly wakes up during sleep

As the question implies, recently my MacBook Pro (2015) has been overheating when I close the lid. I first tried debugging the issue by going to the preferences and making sure it wasn't put on the "...
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Trying to connect to iCloud but nothing happens

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 13" non-retina display running macOS High Sierra. I am trying to connect to iCloud to retrieve some files saved on my iCloud Drive. When I try to connect to iCloud by ...
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Older Mac Pro spontaneously restarting, often with no panic log

My Early 2008 Mac Pro has worked pretty consistently for a decade but is now spontaneously restarting. It is running OS X 10.10.5 and I see no core updates available. I have avoided updating the OS ...
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Is there any way to lock my mac without sleeping and without the screen saver activating?

I want my Mac to stay awake on the login screen, but without activating the screen saver. I have tried a lot to no avail. I have tried to change Energy Saver settings, which only take effect when I'm ...
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Replacing macOS with elementary OS. Computer boots normally into elementary OS, but boot menu (option key on boot) doesn't show anything

I want to replace macOS with elementary OS on a Mac. I formated the entire hard disk, inserted the elementary OS bootable USB, selected EFI boot on the boot loader (only option) and installed ...
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Mac book pro 10.13.6 clean install on a year or two old machine

I want to remove the "remote disk" not just from the side bar. I found on this site that from the terminal sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool ...
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Flash Player.dmg Question

Quick question concerning malicious flash player.dmg files.... I was on news sites (on the likes of CNN, BBC, etc.,) the other night when suddenly my tab automatically opened a new tab with a long ...
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Connect old data doubled drive to new Mac

I had a 2012 MBP with data doubler instead of the superdrive. My 2012 died and I bought a 2016 MBP. I removed the drive from my old 2012 to get some data from it but I can't mount it. Here is a ...
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unknown files in shared folder

I was searching for duplicate items but suddenly some files from shared folder came. Then I opened my shared folder and I saw this. I am not sure what is this. How to fix this if it is a virus?
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Lost Space after failed bootcamp partition

I was trying to resize my bootcamp windows 10 but after failing to figure out a way to do so, I ended up deleting my partition after backing up my files to reinstall windows. After backing up my files ...
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Can a Mac use AirPlay to stream to stereo HomePods?

Set up two HomePods in a stereo configuration, and they act as one pair when used via Siri or an iOS device. Open the HBO, YouTube, or Music app on your phone, and voilà, stereo sound. This doesn’t ...
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How can I enter the Hardware interface?

How can I enter this interface? the snapshot is in a instruction book, but I do not know how to enter it.
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mac shuts down randomly [duplicate]

panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80214ba1ac): "a freed zone element has been modified in zone pthread.threadlist: expected 0xfacaded9ea8792cf but found 0x7acaded9ea8792cf, bits changed 0x8000000000000000, ...
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Set Safari's default search engine to Google UK

How can I change Safari's default search engine to google.co.uk. Currently when I search in the address bar the results are always from google.com. Also if I highlight a term in Safari, right click ...
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Several Problems with AnyConnect VPN and Microsoft Remote Desktop

When my Mac wakes up from sleep AnyConnect shows that it's connected but the remote apps don't work until I disconnect and reconnect. The error in Remote Desktop is: "We couldn't connect to the ...
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Is there a way to make a slideshow of all the videos and images contained in a single folder?

I am setting up a slideshow of a retail space. Ideally I want to have a folder of videos and images that that can be added to or removed from and will update the slideshow. Similar to the slideshow ...
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Accidentally moved framework file to trash and now finder continuously fails [duplicate]

I have the exact same problem as this person: Accidentally deleted a system framework, macOS screwed!, except that I removed; Social.framework, Weathkit.framework and ContactsAgent.framework. Finder ...
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Does deleting user account on macOS also deletes their installed apps?

On a Mac with more than one user account, I can open apps installed by other users through Spotlight. If I delete the other user accounts, will their apps get deleted too?
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Syncing Mac Calendar with an Android phone using Google gmail

I would like to sync my Mac Calendar using a gmail account with my Android phone Google Calendar also using the same gmail account. I'm able to enter an event on the phone's calendar and it shows up ...
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Bootcamp Can't Load Windows on Start

I’m trying to install boot camp atm the partition has all finished but when I first tried loading it I get this error. I am on OS X Mojave Beta 4 and have a Mac Book Pro mid-2014 and used to have ...
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Never seen this before -2106F

Trying to update my Mac and I’m getting -2106F. What does this mean!?
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Used Audio Midi Set Up to use two audio outputs at once but now am unable to control the master volume of my MacBook Pro?

I am able to control the left and right speakers on my MacBook Pro in Audio Midi Setup, but the master volume is completely disabled, as in I can't use the keyboard or audio window in preferences to ...