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Questions tagged [mac-mini]

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

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Set default boot disk to USB on macmini with T2 chip

I need to setup boot always from USB stick. I can boot it from USB by pressing Alt and selecting specific source. Buy how to do it permanently? Is is possible?
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Magic Keyboard volume controls crashing Mojave 10.14.4 on Mac Mini

This crash happens via bluetooth and when the keyboard is plugged into the mac-mini. Any ideas of how to fix this?
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Connect an external SSD (USB Type-C) to Mac Mini (mid 2011)?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2011) and I want to use an external SSD (Samsung Portable SSD T5) with it. Now the problem is that Mac mini (Mid 2011) only has: Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) (not ...
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Can I Open Port 443 on my MacMini without using the Server App?

I'm using an AT&T router where I have port 443 open. I did a port scan and it does not show 443 open. I have the firewall open with all the default options listed that Allow incoming connections. ...
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New SSD Fitted but Disk Utility Still Showing Old Disk

My 2013 Mac Mini with 1 TB Fusion drive was starting to run really slowly. I got a brand new 1 TB SSD fitted and am trying to restore from Time Machine, now. The restore can see the Time Machine ...
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Which model has better CPU-performance: iMac MMQA2HN/A or Mac mini MRTR2HN/A?

In this comparison the main difference I see is in the processors. https://www.apple.com/in/mac/compare/results/?product1=imac-21&product2=mac-mini Irrespective of other feature differences this ...
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Mac mini freezes and does not start again until cold

I have a (2012, I think) Mac mini. After between 20 minutes and an hour of use it freezes, then goes to a black screen. Occasionally the freeze is preceded by graphics corruption, such as coloured ...
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Mac mini starting itself when power is applied

Having a weird issue with a Mac mini. At the end of the day, I perform a full shutdown. The main power is then turned off. When the main power is turned back on again, the Mac mini is automatically ...
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Force 2560x1600 through HDMI on a Mid 2011 Mac Mini?

So I want to run dual 30" monitors on my mid 2011 mac mini. I have two U3014 monitors. While one works fine through mini display port, the other one is forced to run at 1080p via HDMI. Is there anyway ...
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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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No display during boot, then powers off

Backstory: I purchased a late 2014 Mini about a year ago and attempted to setup bootcamp with Windows 10. Following numerous failed attempts I made an appointment with a genius bar. After several ...
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Mac Mini (2018) 10Gb Port Compatibility

Is the 10Gb port on the latest Mac Mini (2018) backwards compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T devices? I ask because the Apple site reports that the upgraded 10Gb port uses NBase-T.
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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Mac Mini screen glitch followed by fan noise then reboot

My Mac Mini 2014 has been glitching recently. I don’t know whether its releated to the recent OSX update. Without any sign, the screen would blur as the image bellow. The keyboard and mouse has no ...
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Corrupted display on Mac Mini with two monitors

I have a Mac Mini (5,1 mid 2011) running High Sierra with two monitors connected, one HD and one ultra-wide. It's generally been fine, but sometimes (and currently every time) when I start it, one of ...
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Mac Mini will not restart, cannot install updates (OS X El Cap 10.11.6)

Something is preventing my Mac Mini (Mid 2011, core i5) from restarting. As as result, I cannot install updates. How can I find what is preventing the Mac from restarting? If I have to restart to ...
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HiDPi Custom Resolutions are locked to 60Hz while monitor supports 100Hz

My monitor max res is 3440 * 1440 , 100Hz and i can use this config very well. The default available HiDPi res is 1720 * 720 , 100Hz (2X factor) but that is too big, so i used SwitchResX and i have ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 server on Mac Mini 2006

I have liberated an old 2006 Mac Mini (Model: A1176) from being thrown away and wanted to use it as a Time Capsule for my other Macs. To do this, I want to install Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS to roll my ...
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Downloading an application without the admin password [duplicate]

I am a standard user of a Mac Mini. There are certain applications I would like to download from the web, but they require the Apple installer, which then requires the admin password. Is there any way ...
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Mac Mini mouse icon stutters and sometimes unresponsive

The mouse icon on my Mac Mini (macmini6,2 - 10.14.1) has started stuttering. It's not always, but most often. Sometimes it's so bad the icon won't move at all and I cannot click with my Magic Trackpad ...
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Rebooting a headless Mac Mini

I have an old Mac Mini on which I installed Ubuntu to be used as a test server. I completely formatted the hard disk before installing ubuntu, installation went fine and everything is working; so far ...
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2018 Mac Mini 4k Scaling issue

I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini (3.2 GHz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch and two 27 inch). The setup is great, but there is one flaw. 4k is too small! This is a common complaint and while Apple ...
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Screen goes black for a few seconds intermittently with Mac Mini 2018

I purchased a Mac Mini 2018 and connected it to my Dell 42" monitor via HDMI. I works fine except that the screen goes black intermittently and comes back after 3 or 5 seconds. The monitor and cable ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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Change from Mac OS Extended File to APFS in order to install Mojave

I've tried to install Mac OS Mojave on my Mac Mini (late 2012), but it has Mac OS Extended (journaled) as the file system on the main drive. This link is somewhat inconclusive and refers to retired ...
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See/read Mac mini hard drive from MacBook Air?

My Mac mini crashed during an OS upgrade and my display simply looks a bit like my opening screen but is refreshing (jumping around?) rapidly with no way to make any keyboard input. I'd rather not do ...
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no wifi hardware installed on Mojave update

After Mojave install I get a "No WiFi hardware installed" when trying to connect the wife. Computer response is so slow it's almost useless. Same results on iMac 27" Retina Display Mid 2015 and Mac ...
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Lock Mac mini but keep secondary display running

I am configuring a dashboard on a TV display to show latest sales stats, etc. and am running this off our existing build 'server', a Mac mini. The Mac mini is connected to a standard monitor and a TV ...
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Black screen on mac mini dual screen

So I have the new mac mini 2018 and I have a dual screen setup. 1 is connected via display port the other via HDMI. My main display is the one connected via the display port. However, I have this ...
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How to limit RAM in an OSX device? [duplicate]

Related to my other question, I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini. I would like to reduce RAM to 8GB in order to see if 8GB is enough to my daily tasks in my MBP retina 15 early 2013 16GB RAM. The idea ...
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How much RAM memory do I need for an OSX device? [closed]

I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini and I would like to know if it's enough with 8GB RAM or I would need 16GB. Linked is my MBP 15 early 2013 16GB RAM usage in a current daily usage. memory pressure ...
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Install New Hard Disk on Mac Mini 2011 [duplicate]

After a fail in the HDD, I am trying to reinstall Mountain Lion from USB (or Lion or whatever other without any particular choice) on a Mac Mini 2011 in an empty HDD. Guessing because the disk is ...
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Cannot reinstall MacOS

I have erased my Mac Mini and now I am presented with the Recovery screen where I can use Disk Utility, Reinstall, etc. Nothing works! Disk Utility claims it cannot unmount the primary HDD, despite ...
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Should We Still Install Matched Pairs of RAM?

When I say "still", I'm not actually talking about current generation Macs. I'm specifically talking about 2012's. Is there still benefit to installing matched pairs or are those days long gone? I ...
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Will the 2018 Mac mini be able to use my 2011 iMac in Target Display Mode?

I'm currently using a 2015 MacBook Pro and using a Thunderbolt cable to my 2010 27 inch iMac as the screen in Target Display Mode. I want to upgrade the MacBook Pro to a Mac mini, which has ...
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Mac Mini freeze and Display glitch after delete a partition

I just received an old Mac Mini from my friend. It was a 2014 model, sitting in a locker for a while. It got a lot of stuff so I decided to re-install Mac OS using a Bootable USB. So, I used the disk ...
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Set Mac mini to be constantly on and logged in

I've got a Mac mini that I would like to run headless; leaving plugged in to network and power only. I want to leave the Mac mini on to: Run Dropbox constantly, so that I have the local copy backed ...
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Setting TRUE 1080p output on Mac Mini HDMI?

At my church we have a display system that uses a HDMI splitter to drive three 1080 TVs as well as an old (might be relevant) 1080 monitor. We were running this setup off a 2012 MacBook pro with a ...
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Is it normal for 2018 Mac Mini to make screetchy noises?

I have just purchased a new 2018 Mac Mini with a SSD drive. Sometimes when reading or writing, it makes a quite screetchy noise. It's not loud, but however it's quite sharp which made me cautious. I ...
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External GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run 4k at 60Hz?

Would an external GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run a 4k display at 60Hz? Or would the CPU in the mac mini prevent this.
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Video Playback Freezes - Mojave 10.14

I'm using a Mac mini (late 2012) with Mojave 10.14, and I'm having issues with video playback. After using the Mac to play back videos, whether that's online streaming/YouTube or IINA/VLC video files ...
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Mac mini 2018 problem with USB pen drive [duplicate]

When I insert a pen drive in the USB slot of my Mac mini 2018 the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard lose connection. Anyone knows how to solve this? I have Mojave 10.14.2 and both mouse and keyboard are ...
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Mac mini mid-2011 Bootcamp AMD drivers not working properly

So, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Bootcamp partition on my mid-2011 Mac mini. Since this is not officially supported by Apple I had to jump through few hoops, but everything worked fine... ...
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Mid '11 Mac Mini won't shutdown cleanly. OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

When I go to shutdown my mid 2011 Mac Mini (running OS X El Cap, EDIT* 10.11.6), it will not do so "cleanly." I close all applications, then click Apple > Shutdown and finder closes like it's going to ...
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What keyboards can reliably be used to start up recovery or diagnostics mode on a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini which is stalling during boot. I have been trying to boot it to recovery or diagnostics mode, but run into an unexpected problem. The keyboard I'm currently using with it is a ...
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4K HDMI output from MacMini (late 2018) to LG C8 (OLED55C8PLA)

The LG TV just says "no signal". I'm connecting the Mac Mini to another TV just fine (1080p though). I'm using the same cable to connect a Windows 10 machine and it works over 4K just fine. Is there ...
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Mac mini (2014) won't output video signal over HDMI only via Thunderbolt

I've got a 2014 Mac mini running OSX 10.11.6 connected to 2 screens; one via the native HDMI and one via a Thunderbolt to HDMI convertor. It has been running fine for about 2 years. I turned it off ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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Is my external USB drive causing erratic sleep/hibernate behaviour?

I've been reading up around sleep settings as I keep finding my Late 2012 Mac Mini in a weird hung state each morning that requires a force-reboot (it's like running Windows 10 years ago!) I thought ...