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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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Is there a way to disable the lock in System Preferences? [duplicate]

Simply put, I don't want to enter my password to unlock the padlock every time I need to make a change in the protected system settings.
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

I tried to follow the existing guides explaining how to make a bootable install USB drive for OSX Monterey. However after downloading Monterey, formatting the USB, and running the following as root: /...
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Is it possible to write a script to tap the X on the Mac touchbar Display Connected prompt

There is this prompt on the mac touch bar that says "Display Connected: Mirror Displays / Extend Desktop" with a little X on the left hand corner. This prompt pops up every time I wake my ...
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How do I bypass Apple Music on the Music app on Monterey?

On Monterey, every time I try to open the Music app, it nags me to join Apple Music. Moreover, when I open the iTunes store and click to play a song, it nags me again to join Apple Music and does not ...
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Move to Next Window after Quitting Another

On my MacBook Pro, after quitting an app with ⌘-Q, I have to manually set the focus on the next window. Is there a way to configure it so the focus switches to the next window?
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Restart USB service [duplicate]

I have a remotely-controlled Mac Mini and sometimes devices connected to the USB port stop working. To make the device work again, I have to unplug it and then plug it in. I'd like to find a solution ...
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Photos not deleted from iPhone after import

OS macOS Monterey 12.2.1 Machine MacBook pro 16" late 2019 iPhone: XS I'm importing my photos from my iPhone to my Mac using the Photos app on macOS. After choosing the photos there is an option ...
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Activity Monitor Showing Nothing

My activity monitor no longer shows me anything after my computer automatically restarted. Previously I tried some tricks to reset the activity monitor such as this Activity Monitor columns missing ...
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How do I make the red button quit app [duplicate]

I have just got a mac and I cannot get over the fact that the red button doesn't quit the app and it is still running in the background. Is there any way round this???? I do know how to quit the app, ...
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Why can I open applications that I installed on an other partition?

I just installed a new Monterey System on my USB-drive and booted from it. Then I noticed that I can open Applications, that I installed on my main System! I know that during the installation of ...
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Install Dagster on M1 MacBook

I am trying to install Dagster on my M1 MacBook Pro with pip. But keep getting these error messages. ImportError: dlopen(/Users/test/.local/share/virtualenvs/test-pRGt4I8q/lib/python3.9/site-packages/...
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Auto sync iPhone video with MacBook

I take videos with my iPhone and I would like them to be automatically transferred to my MacBook without using iCloud. The use case is that I take large videos, filming for 15 min to hours and I want ...
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Saving webpage as clear, good PDF on Mac

I'm trying to save a webpage as a PDF on my Mac and it's horrible! Using Safari with the File > Print option seems to be the best, because I have to have the URL of the page displayed, however this ...
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Iterm2 newline when very long command is typed into terminal

I'm just installed iTerm and I have a problem, when very long commands are cut. I want them the cut part to go to the new line. What setting should I tweak? Thanks!
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Mac OSX and Google Meet - Permissions being blocked for full screen sharing [duplicate]

We are seeing a growing number of instances of this issue: Users have Macs. They use Google Meet, and have been using it. Randomly, Google Meet will not work with screen sharing within the meeting. ...
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MagSafe charger adapter to a new Mac Air USB-C charger

I just bought a new Mac Air that uses the USB-C charger but I have 3 of the old MagSafe chargers. Is there any way that I can buy an adapter so as to not have to throw out these chargers?
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Mac OS Terminal and Trash bin not working

Faced a problem using my MacBook Air 13 2017. I ran out of space (500mb free now). I tried to empty the trash bin, but it says that is not possible because there is no memory O_o. Having heard that it ...
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What's this service on macOS 12.3?

What is this service /usr/libexec/remotepairingdeviced?? NMAP PORT STATE SERVICE 49152/tcp open unknown lost -i :49152 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME ...
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Transfer WeChat history from Mac to iPhone (not the other way around)

My phone broke and was forced to get a new phone without backing up my WeChat chat history. However, because I always use the MacOS app, I still have my entire history on my Mac. But I can't seem to ...
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Mac Mini (Intel)'s disk has very large read/write

I bought a Mac Mini (Intel CPU) about two years ago, and its disk "percentage used" is already 12%, and there are 160TB write (and 150TB read). Compared with other programmers, seems that ...
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Unable to Install Homebrew; Failed during: git fetch --force origin

I'm having an installation problem with Homebrew; it involves git I ran the command from my terminal, M1pro, with git installed. I tried to do use port but I was unable to install it I tried to do git ...
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Norton VPN not connecting - lack of keychain access issue

I recently got a new Mac and I installed Norton on it, which I use as both an antivirus and VPN. I used it on my previous Mac without a problem. The antivirus part works fine, but the VPN doesn't work ...
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Show maximized Chrome window, with smaller VMWare window in front of it

I'm using Big Slur. I have two apps running- Chrome and VMWare. I'd like to keep Chrome maximized and open VMWare (smaller window) in front of Chrome, so I can see both at the same time. On Windows ...
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Unable to edit location that a pic was taken

I am unable to edit the location of pics on any of my apple devices. Every time I edit the location, it either says "Unable to assign location to photos" or it just defaults back to Los ...
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How to delete redundant disks on disk utility

I reinstalled my OS a couple of times and ended up with many redundant disks as you can see in the picture: I want to get rid of them. Of course, I tried the following diskutil commands: eraseDisk : ...
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Disable MacBook Pro 16 m1 max charging with magsafe3

I want to get the new macbook with magsafe3, I am thinking of getting the 16 inch max 64gb version. I currently have a 2015 retina and I disable charging using this method How to disable battery ...
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Keep font on computer

The font Kaiti SC keeps uninstalling itself from my macbook and I need to re-download it every few days. How can I stop it from being removed? I would like to always have this font available.
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MacBook Air M1 with ultrawide monitor

I have a 13” MacBook Air M1 laptop, and I'm planning to buy a 35” ultrawide monitor for work. Any issues or concerns to be aware of before buying one?? Also, I will be using Citrix workspace to ...
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Can Safari be set to "search on type" within the page displayed without having to use CMD + F?

This used to be a feature of Firefox, yeah, the awesome browser that would blow Google Chrome out of the water on any day of the week and twice on Sunday. So, if it is, how is it possible on Safari?
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Find which Logic Pro project files contain specific plugin?

Do you think it might be possible to search a folder of Logic Pro session files and figure out which of them uses a certain plugin? I'm preparing to upgrade to the latest Mac OS, and before I do, I'll ...
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Is it worth upgrading from High Sierra to Monterey in macbook Pro? [closed]

I'm using MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8GB 1867 MHz Graphis Intel Iris Graphics I'm ...
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Mac protected from easy burn stuff

This is not fun or anything like that. Imagine. You're constantly using your Mac to watch Netflix or similar while eating popcorn or whatever. The crumbs would be able to if they got into the ...
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Accidental SSH to address

Usually when I am doing some development on my mac, I ssh into a virtual machine running on my computer at a 172 address. However, when I was ssh ing into it today, I accidentally mistyped the address ...
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How to get rid of the Recovery Mode?

First, I don't understand anything about Macs. My company sends me one, I press a black button on the top right accidentally and now I have a nice padlock icon asking for a password. After some ...
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How to make blinking vertical text cursor/marker more pronounced

I am writing a Master Thesis on my Mac. Unfortunately I have to use MS Word. The blinking vertical marker that shows where I am writing is not pronounced enough sometimes when there is a wall of text, ...
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How to return to the last tab in finder?

Is there a way to switch back to the last open tab in Finder after opening a document from this finder tab? I first have to go back to the finder window and then have to choose again the last tab (e.g....
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MacBook Keeps Waking Up

My MacBook keeps waking up every 5 minutes or so. I ran "log show --style syslog | fgrep "Wake reason" " in Terminal and this was the output: rydercragie@Ryders-MacBook-Pro-5 ~ % ...
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How do I remove "noatime" from a filesystem mount on macOS Monterey?

I use access times ("atime") ... frequently. Yesterday, I moved my MacMini to Monterey (from Catalina?), and now I see that the access time (atime) on files is not being updated when they ...
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How do I type a Unicode special space characters without installing the Unicode Hex Input Keyboard?

I want to type zero-width space, Unicode U+200B; and also thin-space U+202F or hair-space U+200A (to achieve emphasis where I do not have control of the letter-spacing through CSS). I prefer not to ...
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Can't see last 10 days battery usage

In battery usage I can only see the last 24 hours battery usage and not the last 10 days battery usage. Is there any way to figure out what is wrong?
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How to batch update finder tags, date created, and date modified on copied files based on original/reference files

I'm trying to update finder tags, date created, and date modified on files that were incorrectly copied to a new server, stripping all of these attributes. I still have access to the original server ...
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Unable to erase and format new USB drive

I have a new out-of-the-box 16GB USB flash drive and I am unable to erase it in macOS. I've tried via Terminal command, Disk Utility nothing works. This is what I get when I insert my USB drive This ...
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Shortcut to change display arrangement [duplicate]

I am using the m1 Air in conjunction with an external monitor. I often change the arrangement from my Mac being on the left of the display, to the right, to the front, etc. Is there a shortcut to ...
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Intermittent coloured bands on Apple Cinema Display A1082

Recently I acquired a 23" Apple Cinema Display (A1082). After sourcing a power brick I connected it to my 2013 MacPro tower and -- it worked. Great clarity, looked good apart from the broad bands ...
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MacBook won't turn on after speaker replacement

I was dumb enough to not disconnect the battery first, so I disconnected the headphone jack, then disconnected the battery and everything else. After the replacement, my Mac won't turn on, SMC reset ...
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Use iCloud Drive as a backup of finished work

I have hundreds, if not thousands of completed projects on my Mac. I backup to an external hard-drive, using Time Machine. And once a month to a different external hard-drive, again using Time Machine,...
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Optimised Battery Charging Mac

I've had Optimised Battery Charging disabled on my Mac for the last 6 months. I've now re-enabled it. The feature works by learning your daily charging routine and then it will choose how and when to ...
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Will Macbook air M1 get international warranty coverage?

If I buy a Macbook air M1 in India and along with that, also purchase the AppleCare+ 3 year protection plan, will it be eligible for repairs and servicing in Europe, US and UK? I think the only ...
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USB Switch not working with Macbook Pro 2018

I am a complete newbie Mac user and I am trying to set up a PC/Mac workstation sharing keyboard, mouse, and headset. I bought this USB hub and tried to connect it to my Mac with this USB Type C to USB ...
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Mac Zip without "surrounding Folder" on PC?

I have a problem with Mac Zip files in exchange with Windows PC. My Mac folder structure looks like that: Folder File 1 File 2 If I create a Zip from "Folder" on a Mac and copy that to the ...
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