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 hardware. For operating system-related questions, use the [macos] tag.

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Can’t switch from Windows to MacOS on macbook?

When I try to switch from Windows to Mac it doesn’t let me. I restart while pressing the option button until the option to choose what system to operate in appears and when I choose Macintosh the ...
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Creating shortcuts to the same web app from 2 different chrome profiles override each other

In Chrome, I'm trying to create 2 shortcuts of the same app (mail.google.com) from 2 different profiles. The problem is that the last shortcut overrides the previous. In Ubuntu it worked OK - got 2 ...
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Can I get Apple Mail app to automatically split emails into focused and other?

I've come from using Outlook which automatically splits my emails into "focused" and "other" (Gmail does something similar I believe) and am wondering if the Mac Mail app has ...
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How to prevent the need to sign in to accounts on Mac

My Mac is connected to my Google (Gmail) and Microsoft (Outlook) accounts. Every few days (once or twice a week) I have notifications that tell me to re-sign-in to these accounts; In most of the ...
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Monitor Mac external USB SSD wear?

What is the best way to monitor the wear of my new external USB boot SSD? I'd like to order a new one to have ready before it gets too slow. I have WD Blue and love the speed, and it worked perfectly ...
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Wifi dongle stopped working as soon a I upgraded to MacOS Big Sur 11 version

My wifi dongle is not working on Big Sur. Whenever I tried to install the software that came with the wifi dongle, I get a message that the drive is incompatible. I was using a Wifi dongle from this ...
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Connect iPhone Lightning Headphones to Mac 2014 (standard headphone jack)

I have a Mac 2014 with the standard headphone jack. My headphones have the Lightning connector. Ive spent 30 minutes trying to find a converter but no luck so figured I'd try here on Stack. Closest ...
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macOS Catalina on AWS: merging partitions

I have created a macOS Catalina EC2 instance on AWS with an EBS volume size of 60 GB. Then I resized the volume on AWS to 120 GB and tried the following commands to resize the APFS container ...
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Linux Issues on MacBook Unibody [closed]

Hey everyone! I own MacBook 13 mid-2010 that I’ve upgraded to 8gb of ram and 250gb ssd. Installed Mac OS Catalina, Windows 10 but soon wanted to install Linux OS. Chose Ubuntu. Here is my process of ...
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How can I software disable a display?

I have a mac mini with two monitors but I often access it remotely over VNC. Screen Sharing (and other vnc clients) allow me to select a single display (or view both at once), but neither work well ...
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Mac Calendar App not Syncing Google Calendar

I have removed the account from my computer. I have cleared the Calendar cache multiple times. I have refreshed my Calendar. I have made sure that calendar syncing is active on the Google side of ...
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How do I prevent the Mac from sleeping while on display sleep on battery power?

So while on battery power you have the option to prevent the computer from sleeping when display is off. How ever this option is only available while on power adapter. Is there a way to do this on ...
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Wifi connection continuously cuts out

I have been having an issue I can't seem to fix. The WIFI on my 2017 Macbook Pro keeps cutting out, about once every 10-20 minutes. When this happens I lose internet connection and when I click on the ...
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How can I remove this type of virus from my MacBook Air? No solution in Google [closed]

I don’t know why a have this virus. Recently I was trying update my MacBook Air to BigSur, but 3 hours later this MessageBox appear to me, I was trying to find solution on Google but I didn’t find it. ...
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Emoji Icon does not show up in touch bar when writing in Whatsapp

When I'm writing a message on Whatsapp, the Emoji Icon (Smiley Face) does not show up in the touch bar. Instead, the touch bar shows just the last emojis like this: But when I try to search for ...
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Can I recover files lost in OneDrive Mac App Store update installation that had not been synchronized to web?

I am on 10.12.6. I know I should have had a backup. I have not used OneDrive locally for years, not launched the app etc, but I have a local OneDrive folder on my Mac where I stored things in the past ...
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The power wire from MacBook Air turns yellow [duplicate]

I noticed that over time, the thin part of the power cord for my Mac Air was turning yellow. At the beginning I thought that I had spilled some paint or juice, but over time, the area of yellowing ...
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Install macOS onto external drive without rebooting

Do you know if there is a way to install macOS onto an external drive without having to reboot the computer or go into recovery mode? If this is not possible, is there a way to install macOS in ...
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Soundflower replacement on M1 Macs

In the past, Soundflower has been a great way to record audio generated by applications on my Mac. Soundflower's GitHub page indicates that it does not (yet?) support M1 Macs. In the absence of this ...
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Google Chrome on MacBook Air M1 with Big Sur not able to print as PDF?

I have been trying to print out a webpage as a PDF on the MacBook Air M1 with Big Sur. But the dialog that lets us click on the "Print" is greyed out and nothing can be clicked on. Does ...
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How can I see the full date with year on macOS Big Sur 11.2.1? [duplicate]

I do NOT see anywhere to add year. I have looked in every setting in "System Preferences" and just do not see.
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How to mute sound alert when a key is not recognized?

I'm pressing F16 and it's not bind to anything and it's making a sound, like bip alerting me that the command is not found. How can I mute this sound?
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Apple Books won't download any books/files saved in iCloud only on Mac (macOS Big Sur)

I can't download any books/files I saved with iCloud in the Apple Books app on my Mac anymore (it worked before though). Books from the Apple Books store will download fine. I can also download all ...
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What past battery usage data feeds the system preferences and activity monitor GUI?

I am currently using a Mac Book Pro running on Mac Big Sur version 11.1 I'm looking to access the data that feeds the system preferences and activity monitor displays of past energy usage. ...
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How do you hack an administrator's account without being caught? [closed]

I am using my school computer but pretty much anything fun i can do on it is blocked, so I want to try to hack the administrator's account so that i can actually have fun on it - without being caught, ...
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Two different Containers after factory reset? Macintosh HD & Macintosh HD Data?

I wanted to start from scratch so I followed the guide that Apple has on their site. After rebooting and logging back in I saw that I have two different containers. Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD Data. ...
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Where does OS X store accessibility preferences?

I want to check if a certain app is allowed to control my computer from the terminal. I need to check Privacy > accessibility settings to do that. How do I check-- where are accessibility settings ...
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Replace Mail Attachments with Links to OneDrive

I am using Apple Mail and I want all the attachments in my inbox to be uploaded to OneDrive and the attachments replaced by links. I found a plugin on Windows Outlook that works; the plugin replaces ...
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Stopping a script pasted into and running through BTT (bettertouchtool)?

I have a python script that runs continously once turned on that I can turn on with a shortcut in BTT (bettertouchtool), but once it's on, I have no way to turn it off, it's pasted into the program, ...
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Find My Mac already in use (on a bought Mac) - how clear this option?

I bought a used Mac Mini (2018) from a (used Mac reseller), and today I've noticed that the previous owner is still signed in to Find My Mac (but it is me who is signed in to this Mac's iCloud). ...
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Onscreen keyboard at startup

Can’t login to iMac, because wireless keyboard not found thus I can’t enter password. Is there any way to turn on onscreen keyboard at startup...so I can at least get logged in?
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Deleted SMSs do not sync between Mac and iPhone

I have configured Messages app on my Mac. Any SMS that I receive on iPhone is synced on my Mac. If read the SMS from iPhone it is marked as read on Mac and vice-versa. But if I delete any SMS from ...
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Find Whatsapp backup

If I create a Whatsapp Chat backup on my iPhone and save it on ICloud, how can I find it again? I couldn't find it on my Mac via ICloud Drive or on icloud.com. Where exactly does Whatsapp save this ...
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How do I spoof my en6 (wired ethernet) connection?

For reference: MAC - Mac Address mac/Mac - Macbook I am trying to spoof my MAC ethernet connection. I use a node.js package called spoof, so I can easily spoof the MAC of my wireless connection, which ...
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Control-Command-A (archive) not working in Mail

In the past, I could archive an email by pressing control-command-A but now it doesn't work anymore. Now, with control-command-A, I go into some sort of screen selection tool that allows me to take ...
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Mac Automator: combine images in PDF and resize

I not too familiar with Automator for Mac. I am trying to create a quick action to combine several images in a single PDF file and reduce its size with a quartz filter. The actions does indeed create ...
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Any fixes for persistent NO SOUND issue on 16" MBP (2020) OS 11.2…?

Speakers not recognized by computer. Numerous calls with Apple Support ("AS" herein) team members… Tried all manner of solutions. After 3 months, 7 store Genius Bar visits, computer was ...
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Mac: internal microphone extremely hypersensitive

Since I upgraded my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009, 15'') to macOS v10.11.6 a few months ago, my internal microphones are extremely hypersensitive. I already tried to go to System Preferences -> Audio and ...
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Mac Software Updates and App Store don't work over Google Nest wi-fi

Not actually sure if this is a Google issue or an Apple issue, but appreciate any insight. My Mac won't load the App Store (the window stays white with no content) and won't download MacOS software ...
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Where is the “raw query” search option in the “New Outlook” for Mac interface (O365)

I'm using a work machine (Catalina) with an Office 365 subscription and gave the "New Outlook" toggle (Outlook 16.45) a go, however, I'm not finding any of the "advanced" search ...
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Keep a book/ audiobook on iphone but delete on Mac

I use Books app on Mac to sync my audiobooks between Mac and iPhone. If I delete a book on Books app on Mac that gets deleted on iPhone as well when I sync it the next time. How to delete the book on ...
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Fixed tab-spacing for TextEdit on Mac

Is there a way to set a fixed number of spaces for a tab indent? If not, can someone recommend a program that is simple like TextEdit, but also does have fixed tab spacing?
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Can a Mac enter sleep mode on schedule when a third party app tries to prevent sleep?

There’s a third party software I have running on my Mac in the menu bar at all times, but for some reason it’s preventing my Mac mini from sleeping or locking the screen altogether. I contacted the ...
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Trouble Enabling iOS Device on Mac's Audio Midi Setup

I'm currently using a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012(macOS Catalina 10.15.7) and an iPhone 11(iOS 14.4). I want to stream my iPhone audio to my Macbook using Mac Audio Midi Setup. As shown in the ...
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How to not show search results for the whole Mac?

I am using macOS Big Sur, and notice if I use Finder and navigate to a folder, and search for a file by name, then it shows me results, but is for the whole Mac. This is really confusing. I will have ...
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How do I put just my external monitor to sleep?

I am trying to enable Hot Corners, 'Put Display to Sleep', but only on one of my displays to avoid distraction and light from my other monitor when not in use. Is there any way to achieve this through ...
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How can I define Control and Command buttons on a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard?

I want to use my new MacMini M1 with a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard. It doesn't have a Command key so in order to use the hotkeys starting with Command I switched between Command and ...
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Kernel Panic Big Sur 11.3 Beta 20E5172i

I'm getting random kernel panics but I don't know what is happening or how to read this, can anybody help me know what's going on? It occurs every few minutes, the screen freezes and the fans spin ...
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Sync Mac mini and Macbook

I have a Macbook and I have a Mac mini. Is it possible to have these two machine share the same environment, so that if I installed something in one I also have it on the other. They need to share the ...
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Can I delete Applications-folder from desktop?

On my desktop on my Mac, there is a folder called "Applications". I think it is a shortcut to the actual applications-folder, but I am not entirely sure. If I delete the folder from my ...

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