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Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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Is my Mac Mini frying its USB-C memory sticks with hot fan air?

I buy top shelf USB sticks - Samsung, Sandisk, etc. so we can cross off "cheap USB". I've had an ongoing problem with short service life out of USB-C sticks in my Mac Mini, which I use to ...
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Mac Mini M2 Pro has washed out appearance when connected to Sony 4K TV

My Sony LCD TV HDMI is set to full RGB, worked fine with Nvdia cards, but when connected to my Mac Mini M2 Pro TV colors looked washed out and picture looks too bright. This appears to happen due to ...
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Why does my Mac mini 2010 turn off as soon as I see my desktop?

When I install 2 x 1GB RAM modules and power on the Mac, it chimes, boots up ok, right up to showing the desktop and then it instantly shuts off. If I turn it back on, it does the same thing. ...
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Make HomePod as default audio output on start up for MacOS Sonoma

I have a HomePod setup using my iPad and now connected to my Mac Mini (runs Sonoma). However, when I shut down and start the Mac Mini later or wake up from sleep, it is disconnected and I have to ...
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Change the resolution on a headless Mac Mini server on MacOS Sonoma (arm64)

I have a Mac-Mini 2023 running MacOS Sonoma that runs without display accessed via VNC. In system settings there is no way to change the display resolution. At the moment it shows 1920x1080 but I want ...
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Fonts got fuzzy/chunky after reconnecting monitor

System is MacMini M1 2020 running Sonoma 14.4.1, Monitor is HP 24mh - 1920x1080. UPDATE: All the info below was true, except that what I hadn't done was disconnect the power to the monitor. I had just ...
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Thunderbolt monitor screen going dark

I am running a 2018 Mac Mini with a 27" Thunderbolt display as the main and a 27" Benq as a 2nd (extended) display. I'm using an Apple TB3 to TB2 adaptor for the Thunderbolt and connecting ...
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Install issues for SimpleNote with HomeBrew—why Intel only?

I use SimpleNote daily across three devices and just bought an M2 MacMini. I used brew install --cask simplenote to get the latest version (2.21.0) but it’s intel-only, so on opening it’s asking to ...
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2014 Mac Mini in boot loop with kernel panics

The Mac Mini is usually left on but stopped working overnight, was off when user found it. Tried: reset SMC and NVRAM hardware diagnostics (fwiw) showed no problems single-user mode – wasn’t able to ...
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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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Issue with Automatic Time Zone Detection and Location Services on Mac Mini M2 Pro

Hello StackExchange Community, I recently acquired a Mac Mini with the M2 Pro chip and have encountered a perplexing issue that I hope someone here might have experienced and resolved, or could ...
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Cisco's AnyConnect to use wired interface

I have a Mac with wired and wifi network interfaces. I use it as a wireless access point (sharing ethernet via access point). When I connect AnyConnect to a vpn, wifi is disabled and other devices at ...
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Ethernet on my Mac mini M1 going on and off

I've got a Mac mini M1 connected to the LAN through a switch. I've got also a Windows PC on that switch and the network works fine, but the Mac's Ethernet connection goes on and off constantly. I've ...
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Mac mini Mx + Studio display simple power solution

I have a pretty full desk including a Mac mini M1 and a new Apple Studio Display. Despite it being smaller than my MBP, I understand that the mini can't draw its power from the Studio Display despite ...
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Why is Apple Silicon Share Disk so slow?

I've been copying files from an M1 Mac mini and a 2018 15" MacBook Pro to a 2023 16" MacBook Pro. With the 2018, I can use Target Disk Mode. I didn't time it, but it went so fast as to not ...
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connecting 2018 Mac Mini to 2 27" Thunderbolt displays

I've currently got my 2018 Mac Mini connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display via Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a 27" Benq via HDMI. I have an opportunity to inherit (...
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Black screen after reset

A few days ago I bought a Mac Mini A1176 2006 1.5 512/60. This is my first Apple computer. So maybe this is a common problem. But I can't find any solution to this problem. When I turned it on for the ...
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How to remove redundant vm on vmware fusion right click?

if I right click ,I saw two vm, the top one needs to be removed as it give me no response after click. the second one needs to stay. Tried this in terminal and no changes. System/Library/Frameworks/...
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Cinema Display / 2023 Mac Mini M2

I just read a couple of questions on apple.com describing ghosting issues and generally bad experiences connecting an older Cinema Display to an M1 Mac Mini running Big Sur. There are no follow-ups ...
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Is there any performance difference between Macbook Air and Mac Mini?

I want an Apple computer but cannot decide between Mac Mini and Macbook Air. I prefer the Mini more, and I own a Logitech Keyboard and mouse and an LG Monitor, so those things are already taken care ...
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Need to turn off/disconnect WiFi on M2 Mac Mini in order to make it work

I got this M2 Mac Mini 2 months ago. New. I have a WiFi AX 160Mhz Network at home. Every time I restart this Mini, I need to either turn off WiFi and on again or disconnect/reconnect to the WiFi ...
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Error while attempting to reinstall macOS Sierra on old Mac Mini [duplicate]

I tried to factory reset a Late 2014 Mac mini by holding Command + R while booting, which took me to Internet Recovery for macOS Sierra, I used the Disk Utility to erase and format the drive, then I ...
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2018 Mac Mini Can View Some But Not All Files On External Hard Drive [duplicate]

I just bought my first Mac which is a used 2018 Mac Mini with a Core i7 running Ventura 13.5.2. I plugged in an external hard drive which is formatted in NTFS; very strangely it is able to view some ...
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Mac OS X Server unable to continue

When installing Mac OS X Server on a Mac mini Server with its original install DVD, the install is unable to continue from the first screen. Can install other versions of MacOS without an issue, any ...
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kernel_task high cpu

MacMini with Apple M1 chip running ventura 13.5 have very high kernal_task cpu. I opted for only 8gb memory and this is always under high memory pressure. I feel like my old mac mini almost worked ...
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Airpods 2nd Gen on Mac Mini 2018 Ventura 13.5.1 won't connect, works w/ 3 other Apple devices

I come to you having exhausted every option I can think of to try. The behavior I see is as follows: I can (re)pair the AirPods successfully with the Mac Mini 2018. After, I click their name from the ...
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Connecting 2 curved ultrawide monitors to mac mini 2023 via usb-c

I looked for an entire hour for posts related to connecting monitors via usb-c to the new Mac mini, but could not find anything even closely related. Before I get to this...I shall ask my question. In ...
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HDMI KVM which is working with a Mac Mini M2 and 4k monitors - also sleep and reboot

After I have used a Aten CS1924 KVM for DP for years between my PC and MBP without any issue, the introduction of a Mac Mini M2 renders my setup unusable. On reboot, the Mini doesn't detect the ...
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Can't install printer driver for Samsung C410W on M2 Mini (Ventura 13.5)

I've downloaded the correct file from Samsung but the file is not recognized and the open command is unavailable. Can't install it on this new Mini, but my old Mini (late 2014) can still print to that ...
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Mac mini M1 died while I was working on it!

I turned the Mac on this morning and everything was fine, almost an hour into normal work it just turned off - no shutdown - no error - it just died. I changed socket, replaced the power cable, ...
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Find out which app/service is changing my input volume

I'm having a persistent issue where my system-wide input volume is being changed while I'm talking. This is happening regardless of which app I'm on. When I have the system settings open while I'm ...
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Can't get into Mac Mini because it won't recognize bt keyboard and mouse and I don't have wired ones handy

I got me a new Mac mini. I am running public beta of Sonoma (maybe a big mistake :). It won't recognize my bt keyboard (Logitech K380) and mouse (Logitech M720). From "what I've read" it is ...
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HOW do I delete cleverfiles on my Mac?

This remains a mystery. In my "About this Mac", I have discovered over 560Gb in my system data. I have gotten a new Mac Mini M2 and need to migrate my files. Now, I've discovered thousands ...
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Mac Mini 2018 sudden unexplained performance issues

I have a 2018 Mac Mini i7 with 32gb Ram. I have been having strange performance issues lately. I decided to reinstall the OS but it's still happening. I think I noticed the problems initially when I ...
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Some apps seem to sleep while the screensaver runs. How to prevent this in Monterey 12.6.5 with 2014 Mac Mini?

This question is not about keeping the Mac itself from going to sleep... I got that part (settings > energy saver > power > check "prevent your mac from automatically sleeping..."). ...
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Mac mini 2018 (Ventura) cannot boot Windows 10 on external external SSD

On my Early 2015 MacBook Pro (Monterey) I successfully created bootable Windows 10 on a partition on an external SSD using the method given in Answer 1 here: Drivers not working on Windows 10 ...
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I am having trouble bluetooth-sharing pictures from my cell phone. It works on my 2017 iMac, but not on my M2 Mini

I'm having trouble getting Bluetooth sharing to work on my M2 Mini. I can pair the two devices (the mini and my LG VN220) just fine. But I can't send pictures to the Mini. I rarely have trouble ...
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Mouse lag / stutter in Ventura

I recently bought a MacMini M2 Pro running Ventura 13.3.1. Both my bluetooth mouse, and my logitech mouse with separate USB dongle move choppy over the screen. It feels as if the CPU is too busy with ...
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Mac mini M2 with Samsung 4K monitor

I bought a Samsung U32r59 4K screen for use with my new Mac mini M2 (16GB). The default display resolution is 1920x1080. Switching to 3840x2160 makes everything tiny and reduces the refresh rate to ...
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Unable to re-install macOS on my Mac Mini 2014 [duplicate]

I have a MacMini from 2014. It has an SSD which I formatted so now it has no OS on it. I tried internet recovery several times but every time I get the error "An Error Occurred While Preparing ...
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Floating window strange behaviour on two vertically stacked monitors with M2 Mac Mini running Ventura [duplicate]

I have just installed a dual stacked monitor setup and running Ventura 13.2.1 MacOS on an M2 Pro Mac Mini, and am experiencing some very strange behaviour. If I have a window open - e.g. Safari, and ...
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Audio keeps "ducking" / going down - M1 Mac Mini on macOS Ventura 13.3.1

Starting a few days ago, the audio will just "duck" (turn itself way down), seemingly randomly. This happens even if I am using my AirPods, so perhaps it's not even related to the audio ...
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Mac Mini 2012 & iMac

I have an iMac Retina 5K. I am frustrated running Apple Music and wish to run iTunes on an older macOS in my old Mini. Can I connect the old Mini to my iMac and essentially use the iMac screen to run ...
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Remote login and screen sharing to access Mac mini (M2) by MacBook Air (M1)

What I am trying to do I have a Mac Mini in my office and am trying to remotely access it from home using my Macbook Air. When Mac Mini is always turned on and logged on, it is not a problem because I ...
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Displaylink monitor keeps disconnecting when I bump into my desk

I have a 3 monitor setup that uses DisplayLink for the 3th screen. The 3th monitor disconnects 1-10 times a day. It seems like it is caused by a minor difference in power; when I plug in my phone ...
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I want to mount an external HD connected to one mac on my main mac va my network

I have a Mac Mini 2012 running Catalina 10.15.7 with a 4TB external HD plugged in via USB. I want to mount this external HD on my IMac 2020 running Big Sur 11.7.4 over my network so I can use it for ...
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How to connect Mac Mini and Macbook through Universal Control when one is connected through ethernet and the other on Wifi?

I used to connect both through Wifi, and it worked like a charm, but the Wifi was unstable on the Mac Mini. Now I connected the Mac Mini through ethernet but cannot combine both through Universal ...
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Mac Mini OSX disk external disk disconnects

I have this setup Mac Mini Apple M1 8 GB OSX Ventura 13.2.1 Hub Stand for Mac Mini Ssd Sata M.2 Usb-c Usb-a Audio Satechi External disk SEAGATE ONE TOUCH 2TB SILVER STKB2000401 I connect the ...
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Bluetooth file transfer from Droid to Mac Mini

I followed the directions in: Bluetooth file transfer between Mac and android phone as well as the referenced How-to-Geek article (and I have rebooted several times too). However after the pairing ...
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Loading hi-res music from mac mini to iphone - sample rate not supported

I have a Mac mini late 2014 with macOS Catalina (10.15.7). I have an iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15.6.1. In iTunes, I try to sync 192 kHz/24 bit songs, but get the error "sample rate not supported by ...
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