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

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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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System reboots when I disconnect Blackmagic eGPU from my Mac mini

When I shut down the Blackmagic eGPU using the icon in the Menu bar: Or if I manually unplug it, the system wants to reboot. All the applications ask "Do you want to close?" Then if I say no, at some ...
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Is memory or storage in the 2018 Mac mini replaceable by the user after purchase?

The tech specs of the Mac mini 2018 is unclear if the RAM or SSD can be upgraded by the user.
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macOS could not be installed on your computer

I have a Late 2011 Mac mini late 2011. It had macOS High Sierra installed, but due to some problems with language, I decided to delete everything and re-install it. But Now, I have this message when ...
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Mac Mini server will randomly shutdown

A Mac mini at one of our customers has started to randomly shutdown, yesterday was second time in less than a month. This system hosts the customers shared folders and a Windows VM for their critical ...
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Does the Mac mini (2018) support Intel Hyper-Threading?

I am using a Mac mini (2018) with a 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor. My understanding is that this chip has 6 physical cores. The Activity Monitor shows performance graphs for 6 cores. On other ...
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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'System' disk usage very high [duplicate]

On a headless Mac Mini running Mojave, my 1tb Macintosh HD is nearly full at 861gb used (after deleting some stuff - it was critical before). However the sizes of the folders within it after forcing ...
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Portable monitor on Mac Mini not detected

I purchased a Zenscreen monitor recently from Asus so I can travel with my Mac mini. This screen connects via USB-C. The problem is that it isn't automatically detected unless another monitor is ...
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Can a 2018 Mac mini support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz?

I guess I need more of a personal experience answer. The specications say that a Mac mini can support dual 4k monitors, but are there any caveats to this? I am planning to get 2 x 4k monitors and run ...
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Why has my Mac stopped accepting mouse clicks?

My Mac mini suddenly stopped responding to mouse clicks. The cursor moves around and I can switch applications with the keyboard but neither my magic trackpad or cheap USB mouse work for any type of ...
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Possible to get 1440p from a 2012 Mac Mini via mini DP -> HDMI adapter?

I recently purchased a 2012 Mac Mini and am attempting to max out my dual monitor setup. Currently, I connect my Mac to a Dell S2417DG's HDMI 1.4 in via this passive mini DP to HDMI 1.4 cable. ...
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External screen turns off after macOS boots - Mac Mini

When I plug in the screen and I turn on the Mac Mini, I see the Apple logo and the OS loading. After macOS boots the external screen goes black.
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Display port not activating monitor for boot manager

I'm setting up an old mac mini (specs below) with a dual boot (Ubuntu) and I've run into an issue getting to the Apple boot manager or the EFI boot manager. Essentially the monitor does not activate ...
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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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Should a late 2012 Mac Mini be able to drive these two monitors?

A Raven MTi2, which is 1080p on HDMI, and an LG 34U97, which is 3440x1440 on Mini DisplayPort. It works sometimes, but after an hour or so the LG just says "Out of Range". Sometimes with them both ...
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Upgrading Mac mini (Mid 2011) RAM

I've got a Mac mini (Mid 2011). It currently has 4 GB of RAM which I want to upgrade to 16 GB. I know that officially with these versions, only 8 GB is supported, but I've read from OWC Announces ...
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mac mini multi-display reconfiguring repeatedly

I have a new mac-mini with HDMI + 2 thunderbolt-hdmi adapters. Waking up the mini results in screen blanking repeatedly as it adds and removes displays. Repeatedly. Like 20 times. For 2+ minutes. I ...
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Is there a KM-switch that can handle Magic Trackpad 2 in wired mode?

I have a couple of Macs that I want to use with a single keyboard/trackpad. One of these is a 2019 iMac. The other two are Mac minis. The iMac is connected to a second monitor (Thunderbolt to ...
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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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HDMI Display failure on Mac Mini (late 2012)

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5). When I hook up two displays to the Mini (one Thunderbolt, one HDMI) it will configure and work properly for a time. After 1-2 hours, or ...
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Mac Mini 2018 - 3 monitors [duplicate]

I've seen this question for older versions of the Mac mini, but I'm struggling to find an answer for the Mac mini 2018. I want to connect 3 identical monitors (22inch 1080p). I'm currently able to ...
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2018 Mac Mini - Won't boot when power applied

I work in an environment where power is turned off to the building nightly. On previous revisions of the Mac Mini, I was able to get them to automatically boot when power is applied (in the mornings) ...
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Connect 30" Apple Cinema HD Display to 2018 Mac Mini

I am trying to run an Apple Cinema HD Display (30") from a 2018 MacMini. I have tried all kinds of HDMI- to DVI adaptors but so far no luck. I have also tried these connectors with a MacBook Pro ...
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Installing 1600Mhz memory in a Mac Mini that uses 1066Mhz memory

I have an old Mac Mini (2009, Core 2 Duo) which uses 1066 Mhz DDR3 RAM modules. However, I haven't been able to find them near me; the closest I've found are 1600Mhz modules, which have otherwise the ...
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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 (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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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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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 ...