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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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How to Restore Time Machine WITHOUT OS

I’m backing up a time machine on Mojave. But I would like to downgrade to High Sierra, which would force me to format my hard drive. However I won’t want to lose my files. Can I restore the time ...
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My USB device (camera) works but doesn't have device-entry. How to find it?

My USB device (microscope camera) works with my MacBook (lite version of a microscope software) but doesn't have device-entry, although it shows in the USB tree in system information and has location ...
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Run AppleScript in background without showing in app switcher?

Is there any way to run an AppleScript command (which runs infinitely) completely in the background without any icon showing in the dock or app switcher (⌘+Tab)? For example, hiding the AppleScript ...
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How to remove emoji autocomplete suggestions?

I would prefer to not have emoji's suggested. Is it possible to remove emoji's from the autocomplete suggestions on macOS? If so how?
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Using a pre-owned Mac

My Dad passed away a few weeks ago and I now have access to his Mac computer. I have little to no knowledge of Apple devices and ecosystem, having used Windows for everything before. I have all his ...
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I have a problem with bootcamp and need lots of help [on hold]

please help me it won't let me delete bootcamp and I'm a bit lost
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Missing keyboard Shortcuts?

Been using Mac now for about a month and still looking for 2 basic shortcuts. Windows equivalent for "Delete" - where it deletes the character in front of the cursor. Currently, "delete" on my mac ...
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Fix slow terminal launch in mac without preventing metro builder from running

I followed the steps given in this answer It works pretty well, but when i run my react-native project, which requires metro builder, it fails to launch. Metro builder won't start with these tweaks ...
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What can I do if my MacBook isn’t charging but already ran out?

My 12" 2017 MacBook suddenly stopped charging, and I tried an SMC reset. However, the MacBook already ran out on the battery, and thus I think even the SMC reset did not work, since when I did it, it ...
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Disconnecting WiFi-problem on mac mini, other devices ok

When the wifi works it works 100% fine, even on this computer. The problem is that it occasionally just disconnects or is really really slow. If i just turn the wifi on and off it works again, but ...
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Unlocking encrypted APFS volume

I have a Mac and a user account with admin privileges. Someone else created another apfs volume (not startup drive) encrypted with FileVault. I do not know the recovery key. As an admin, how can I ...
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How to save as into a customized destination on macOS?

When I try to saveAs a file on macOS (like in a browser such as Safari or Chrome), the only destinations I see are "devices", "favorites" or "recent places". However, how to save in a different ...
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2015 Macbook Won't Turn On - Shows no sign of life

I recently bought a 2015 Macbook from a friend, and after only a day of use, it won't turn on... I shut down the Macbook with around 15% charge left on it, so initially I thought this to be a lack-of-...
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Does Apple's Disk Utility 'Restore' function make a 'byte for byte' clone?

I've used Apple's Disk Utility to 'restore' a drive with accidentally deleted files. I need to know if this is an exact byte-for-byte clone that I can scan for deleted files on.
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Change text/font case ANYWHERE including chrome input fields

Trying to find a solution to be able to easily change text case inside of a chrome input field. I know word editors have features like right click > transformations > UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case. ...
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Can I permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac?

I am working on five different projects and use one desktop for each of the projects. Is there a way to permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac? I swipe between 5 desktops and ...
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Having trouble mirroring my iPhone to my Mac with QuickTime 7 Pro

I have an iPhone 7S and would like to mirror what I am doing on the phone apps onto my MacBook Pro running OS X. I followed the same instructions that everyone is giving by hooking up the phone with ...
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Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac

Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac. Through Go > Connect to server > connect as
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How to type dʒ symbol (IPA) on Mac?

I want to type in dʒ on macOS but I don't know how I can type it. I tried ⌥ + keys but it seems that none of the keys is mapped to the symbol. It's not listed on this page. I use the US Extended ...
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How can I extend Mac + keyboard + mouse to a PC through WiFi local network?

I have a windows laptop and a Mac that connect together to WiFi and that is connected to the Internet. I don't have wired (ethernet) network in home and i just have Wife at home. My goal is to extend ...
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Change default browser based on location?

I use Chrome for work stuff and Safari for my personal stuff (each signed into my respective email). Is there a way to easily switch the default browser based on location? In the past I've used both ...
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How to upgrade Xcode 9 to Xcode 10.1 in mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1815)

I've an Early 2011 MacBook and I am not able to upgrade the operating system beyond macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1815) on it. I am working with Xcode and in my current project I need to integrate Auto-...
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Bypass DNS resolver/cache in Mac?

I'm hitting an error where after changing a DNS name, dig reports that a name resolves to the correct IP but curl says the name doesn't exist. Restarting the machine clears the problem, clearing the ...
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iTunes store is completely blank

I am using a 2016 Macbook Pro running Mojave. On iTunes, the Library, For You, Browse, and Radio sections work just fine. However, clicking the iTunes store results in this: The Music, Podcasts and ...
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Should I worry that TimeMachine is making many backups during one night without me using my computer?

When I want TimeMachine to backup my computer, I usually plug my external hard drive before going to bed. Unfortunately, I am already in the position where new backups are replacing old ones on the ...
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“t” key always pressed on mac

For some reason, my Mac keyboard always thinks that the "t" key is always being pressed. However as you can see I can still type in the letter t, but it comes out delayed compared to the other keys. I ...
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Cannot disable option “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library”

I want to disable the preference "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" in iTunes Preferences > Advanced. However, every time I uncheck the box and click OK, it seems to refuse to ...
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Mac OS X Notes moved to Exchange disappear

I moved the notes from Local notes to Exchange, and then my Notes crashed. When i reopen the Notes, i dont see them in Exchange and neither in local Notes I dont see these are present in Recently ...
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External Drive Finder Color-Tags on folder and files are different on different Macs

In our team we use the Mac color tags to organize tasks. Now we have a problem that some macs are not showing all colors tags. The operating system and the finder versions are the same on the ...
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How can i change Terminal Settings to automatically close terminal after Execution using shell script

when i execute some command file or shell file after execution terminal remains open and its not look appropriate i want to close the terminal by script without changing settings manually in MAC ...
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Mac mini: Mouse left click not working

Today the left click of the mouse connected to my Mac mini is not working. I tried to change mouse and I tried the mouse on a different Mac, and it works. The problem still persists on my Mac mini. ...
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Why Will 2012 Mac Pro will work with 2 graphics cards, but not one?

I have a 2012 Mac Pro which must be updated to a Metal compatible card. When I swap the cards, the screen shows nothing and I do not believe it boots. When I put in the original card and the new card ...
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iPhone & iTunes refuses to enable Sync Over Wi-Fi

I have an iPhone X that for reasons was backing up and syncing to two of my Macs at home. I wanted to stop using one of them as a destination, but this was the only computer that the iPhone recognised ...
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Invert number and symbol in keypad

In french keyboard the number is accessible with shift key. I use British keyboard because I found that's more practical to have access on symbols. But I like the idea of having access to the number ...
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How mount vhd on mac?

I have some vhd files that are fixed size. Does anyone know how to mount a fixed-size vhd on Macos?
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How do i add icon on .sh file using terminal

I need to change .sh file icon only for the single file how can i do it with terminal
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How can I open an app using Terminal?

I want to be able to open any given app from the terminal, now I have tried osascript -e 'open app "Calendar"' I have tried for Mail, Calendar and Slack.. Slack acctually opens but it does generate ...
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Rebuild APFS Container Scheme using Terminal

I am having an issue with an internal HDD from my MacBook Pro Mid-2012 by some reason not sure why it change the file system from GUID to APFS. Right now I been trying to recover my data but there are ...
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Close all open finder windows from terminal?

I want to close all open finder windows from my terminal. I suppose I should use killall.. but then what?
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Basic utility to read files with browse option [duplicate]

Newbie to Mac. I am trying to open a file under /usr folder using Atom editor. File path : /usr/local/Cellar/maven/3/libexec/conf I am not able to find an option like windows browse where I can type/...
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iMac dual monitor set-up cursor locked on main screen in gameplay

Lately, when playing video games on my iMac configured with an external display, I noticed that I can't navigate to my external monitor. It is quite annoying to me, since I need to access it to turn ...
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Mac Wi-Fi can automatically connect to my Samsung hotspot but not my iPhone [duplicate]

I have tested this with 2 iPhones, and one Samsung phone. Whenever I put close my Macbook (put it on sleep), and I open it again, I have to reconnect to my wi-fi. Initially the hotspot will not be ...
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Force Mail.app to use a certain email account for certain recipients?

When I email a certain person I always want my outgoing email to be on my email account X rather than account Y. For example, I always want to send Bob email messages via Google Gmail rather than ...
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Create an auto deleting folder

I download a lot of PDFs, jpegs, PNG etc that are only needed for a few hours. Is there a way to make a folder which allows me to access the items but periodically self deletes (sends everything to ...
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Unable to boot Mac. Single user mode not working

I lost admin access when I tried to change user name on my Mac. I have entered into single user mode, entered all the commands suggested (including the spaces) and it isn't working. It continues to ...
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How do I delete photos from my iPhone without also deleting them from my Mac (both are connected to iCloud)

I currently have about 7k-8k photos and videos stored on my Mac. Recently, I purchased 200 GB iCloud plan so I can have access to all my photos and videos on my iPhone. I dragged my Photos library ...
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My Mac keeps adding double spaces randomly when I type

I'm running Mac Version 10.14.3 on a 15-inch 2018 model. I'm not sure if I received a new update but over that last few days it keeps adding random double spaces as I type. I tried turning off key ...
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validate file tree copy from windows to mac

I'm trying to copy the content of a flash drive to my mac box. the content originally came from win and the flash drive is formatted in FAT. I'm concerned that not all content was copied successfully. ...
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Touch ID on Mac

Recently I had an accident with my Mac by spilling liquid on it which ruined the keyboard and the trackpad: they weren't working. I brought it to an Apple center and they fixed it in two weeks. Now it'...
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Someone has files from my Mac on their external hard drive

I have my housemate's old Mac. He still has an account on it, neither of us have each others passwords so we cannot access each others accounts, and public file sharing is turned off (and I don't keep ...