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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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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Take webcam picture and screenshot at the same time

I'm trying to combine these two commands: while :;do screencapture -x ~/Desktop/$(date +%y%m%d%H%M%S).png;sleep 300;done and imagesnap -t 300 I want to make a screenshot and a webcam photo at the ...
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Can't get QuickTime to record in stereo

My setup is a MacBook Pro 2013 (Big Sur), connected to Scarlett 2i2 via USB. The Scarlett has two channels, and I'm using two external microphones. My goal is to record music video with stereo sound. ...
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Spotlight Text file Search - Finding location of the phrase in spotlight preview itself [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out a solution to this. When I search for a phrase in Spotlight, it shows me the file which contains the search phrase. However my file is around 12000 lines and I was wondering ...
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Does opening the Mac mini 2018 for cleaning void the warranty?

I've had my Mac mini 2018 for just over two years. I am concerned that there has accumulated dust inside of the computer – not because anything seems problematic at the moment, but my experience with ...
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What happens if you uncheck iCloud for photos?

I accidentally unchecked iCloud for photos on my Mac and quickly turned it on again. Does anything happen when you do that? I think I have read that if you turn off iCloud, your photos will get ...
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Mac start issue, stuck key effect slow mouse and system cannot login

I stated my Macbook pro (2017) and it was really slow, I tried to type my password but then started to type forever like my keyboard stuck, mouse is lagging and slow and all system react really slow. ...
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Airplay freezes macbook

Some contexts: My Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2016) OS: Big Sur 11.1 WI-FI: I am currently using my organization's WI-FI. Every time I click the bluetooth or sound button on MacBook menu, the activity ...
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Mac air internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working after batery replacement

Hi I have replaced my old battery with genuine one in my mac air mid 2013. After that my internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working while normal startup. I was working fine before. What is working:...
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Album created in Mac Big Sur's Photos app not appearing in iPhone Photos app

I have created an album in the Mac's Photos app. Uploaded photos to that album (taken from Digital Camera). But I neither see photos nor album in my iPhone's photos app. How to make the newly created ...
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automator/applescript keypress repeating until released [duplicate]

script that will continue to send a keypress every 50ms. Here is a script I've used before and looking to create it in automator/applescript #IfWinActive World of Warcraft $r:: GetKeyState, state, r, ...
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Do any versions of macOS perform “SSD data block swapping” to avoid SSD fatigue?

I heard that SSD drives can become fatigued and have data errors, if the same data block is used for reading and writing to many times. So, there are mechanisms to swap the often used blocks with the ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcut to highlight text in foxit reader on macOs?

Foxit Reader : 4.4.1 macOs Big Sur I want to create a custom shortcut for highlighting text in foxit reader mac. Currently what I do to highlight text is: Select the text -> Right click -> ...
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How to select multiple cells on Mac when using Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I need to select multiple cells, on Mac the usual shortcut is CMD + cursor. But when using Microsoft Remote Desktob CMD button is interpreted as Windows key, that is, when I pusch cmd, the startup ...
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Can't Connect via ethernet on Mac but Wifi works!

Can't Connect via ethernet on Mac but Wifi works!! Automatic DHCP comes up with Odd IP address and Subnet that doesn't exist in my range? Have tried all the standard things restart, remove from list, ...

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