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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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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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Can I delete the .Spotlight-V100 file

I don't need spotlight. I read this: Can't locate /.Spotlight-V100 anywhere, spotlight has incomplete results even after index rebuild Here's a picture of my spotlight thing, which was only ...
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Is it not at all possible to pair an unofficial PS3 controller to a Mac?

It recognizes the controller as a keyboard when I use Bluetooth, so it asks for a passkey when I try to pair it. I imagine what I'd need to fix this would be either a way to bypass this passkey prompt ...
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how to change extended attributes on mac recovery

xattr worked on mac desktop system but I want to let it work in mac recovery terminal but xattr is not included in bash of terminal I copy xattr to usb drive and run it on recovery terminal ,but it ...
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iPhone not connecting to mac proxy over wifi but connecting over usb

I apologise in advance if this is a common question, i have tried almost everything i could find. I'm trying to make my iPhone route all its http traffic trough charls proxy... Both my mac which runs ...
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Fix problem with external hard drive crashing mac

I have an old LACIE hard drive I'd like to pull some files off. It's a 500G drive formatted with HFS+. When I plug it into a USB port on my MacBook Pro, running Mac OS 10.15.7, it seems to work fine ...
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errSecInternalComponent when using codesign from within a daemon

I have my own running daemon application that listens to a network port and executes some different commands based on the coming request. All is working fine except when trying to execute the ...
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Is there an app for iPadOS (or any workaround) that can put multiple pages from PDF in one big board or canvas?

As the question title said, I would like to know if there is an app for iPadOS where I can put and "clutter" several pages from multiple PDFs on a very big board or canvas and I can freely ...
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Mac hard drive showing wrong size

I have a 500GB Mac internal hard drive and have all my music files on there. I recently made a New User because I was having trouble with a soundcard and was advised to try the card's driver install ...
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Can I charge my M1 Mac Air with a higher power charger?

I need to know if I can charge my MacBook Air M1 using an other more powerful charger. My phone charger is a Realme Super Dart 10 volt 6.5 ampere (65 watt) charger. I think it is adaptable to the ...
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Certain Apple Magic Keyboard key chords not working

I have a wireless  Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. The keyboard is mostly working correctly, but a number of key chords involving the left command key do not work. I'm pretty sure this is a ...
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Record Internal Audio on iPad Pro while listening on Bluetooth Headphones

I am a student who is enrolled in a Zoom lecture. I watch my lecture on my Macbook Pro. The problem is that I record my lectures on Notability, and due to my class schedule I have to listen to my ...
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Could my MBP be breaking power bricks?

I have a 2019 MBP Touch Bar. A month ago, my stock 87W brick stopped working. (Not a cable issue, etc., definitely the brick.) Bought a replacement 96W brick off Amazon — not Apple, but with good ...
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2015 13 MacBook Pro Battery Drain during sleep even after clean install

For some reason the battery on my computer is draining heavily during sleep for some reason. I already tried reinstalling Big Sur but the battery is still draining. I even got a new battery and it’s ...
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What's the best way to move all open tabs I have open in Safari to Safari Technology Preview instantly?

Are there any Terminal code or Automator/Applescript I can perform? I have seen a code for Chrome but not for Safari Technology Preview. Any help would be appreciatred.
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How to open new instance of applications from spotlight every time on Mac m1 (Big Sur & above)

Instead of directing to the application, how to make spotlight open a new instance/window of the application. Tried flashlight solution but it won't work for recent Mac OS Versions.
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Copying a folder from a Mac to an external hard drive using Terracopy: if you delete the source file does the destination file get deleted too?

When copying a folder from a Mac to a backup external hard drive using Terracopy? If you delete the source file or folder does the destination get deleted too? This happens using Carbon Copy Cloner ...
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Why does this pop-up keep asking for the location of different programs?

Recently a pop-up has been appearing asking for the location of different programs e.g, Brave, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi - all of which I'm pretty sure I've not used on my Mac. When I click on the ...
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Grayscale scheduling Mac, iPhone, iPad

Is there a way to enable grayscale scheduling for either of these devices? I want to schedule grayscale mode on from 11PM->7PM the next day, and off from 7PM->11PM.
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Install Microsoft Word on Mac OS Mojave

App Store is not letting me download the previous version. The current version is for Mac OS Catalina and above. I had it running last year but deleted the app. Does any one know how to install ...
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Command, shift, etc special keys not being recognized across multiple keyboards

I have multiple keyboards connected to my MacBook. When I send special modifier keys such as shift or command on one keyboard, that key is not being recognized when I press a key on a different ...
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Setting a reminder without a time

I usually have Siri set my reminders for me and sometimes Siri misses the time. I have to go in and edit in the time, but I was wondering if I don't do that (i.e., reminder has a date but no time), do ...
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I factory reset my M1 MacBook and it still contained the systems old hostname

I followed this article to factory reset my device https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212749 The article itself basically says to factory reset using this method before selling your computer. I did it. ...
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Shortcut for vowels with accents from Spanish using US keyboard layout

I write regularly in both Spanish and English, and I have a US keyboard layout. I'm aware that one of the key combinations for generating vowels with accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) is: Opt. + e + the desired ...
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hidutil mapping a key to two, possible?

Here are some information on hidutil: https://rakhesh.com/mac/using-hidutil-to-map-macos-keyboard-keys/ I was wondering if it is possible to register two or more keys for one key? I know Karabiner ...
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Looking for a mail app that only sends email without receiving new ones

My "Problem": Every time I want to send a quick email I end up screening my other mail by accident. As soon as I open Spark (or Mail or Edison or Gmail or Thunderbird), the app fetches all ...
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How do I search specific content in my recent files on MacOSX 12.1 (21C52)?

Is there a way to search some string in file content, that I can narrow down the following filters: Recently created (< 20 days). Text file (but not surely with a .txt extension). Might be in any ...
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Safari 15 for Mac hangs / freezes on launch

Within a few seconds to a couple minutes of launching, Safari (version 15.2 on macOS Catalina 10.15.7) freezes with a “wait” cursor (beach ball). Even if I open to an empty start page and just let it ...
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Is there a quick way to assign all open apps to the desktop on which they are currently open?

I generally use around six spaces at any time. Additionally, I use the dock option - 'Assign to This Desktop' - to save apps to different spaces. However, occasionally I move these apps or their ...
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Apple Script - set the number/email to send the iMessage from?

set iMessageService to 1st account whose service type = iMessage How would I specify the sending number/email to send the iMessage from?
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"Doubleclick to minimize enabled" prompt on Mac - how to disable it?

In my Mac settings, I enabled doubleclick on window title to minimize. And it works. But, randomly I get this incredibly annoying prompt asking me if I want to revert to default: NO, I don't want to ...
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How do I 100% disable the grid icon view in Finder on a Mac?

Sometimes when I open a new finder folder window, it appears as grid icons, which I have no option of changing. First of all, why don't I have an option to change it (notice in this context there is ...
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Script to delete all groups in contacts - update required

The following script was provided by Daniel some years ago here to fix this problem, I have tried to run it as I have the same problem as the previous question but applescript doesn't allow me to use ...
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How to edit a cell title / label in Numbers?

I started a new sheet using the "Simple Budget" template on the Mac. I edited the text values of the cells and changed the numbers' column format to be just Number. All good but when I ...
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In Apple Calendar 11 for Mac, is there a keyboard shortcut to save a new entry?

I would like to save a new calendar entry using a keyboard shortcut. At the moment, after filling in the necessary fields, I have to click outside the entry box to save it. I've looked online and ...
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Startup issue / question mark folder

My MacBook Air has been showing me the question mark folder ONLY when I close it. I reset the NVRAM and nothing changed. If I turn my mac off while it remains open, it’s fine. If I let my mac sleep ...
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screen sharing on google meet and QuickTime player at a time

I am using iPad and Mac. This is about using google meet share screen and QuickTime player share screen at same time. When I share my iPad screen on google meet, this is stopping me from sharing my ...
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Unusal ports open in macOS Monterey

So I was on my macbook air and I had just installed macOS monterey. I was a bit suspicious of some of the things running on the computer, so I decided to see all of the open ports. I found the command ...
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Enabling cookies for a specific site on Safari?

It seems like on the newer versions of Safari, I'm not able to allow/block cookies for specific sites. Before, there was an option, but now that option has been replaced with the tick box "...
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1050p Retina VS 1080p FHD Monitor

Good morning my friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I need a straight forward answer in layman terms on resolution scaling. 1080p vs 1050p M1 13 inch MacBook. I know that our 13 inch Macs are ...
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How to remove a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences?

New to MacBook Pro 2019 (with current OS) As I am tweaking the hotkeys for my Windows brain, there have been several times I added a key to an entry in System Prefs->Keyboard->Shortcuts but no ...
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Macbook Pro - How do we terminate ALL ESTABLISHED connections?

How do I terminate ALL the ESTABLISHED tcp connections in Terminal? I can use the command below to get a list of active & established connections: netstat -anvp tcp | awk 'NR<3 || /ESTABLISHED/‘...
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Wake up a sleeping or powered off M1 Mac Mini with a Wake-On-LAN packet?

I have an M1 Mac Mini running Monterey 12.1. I would like to be able to put it to sleep or shut it down when not in use to conserve energy. But, I also want to be able to remotely power it up so I can ...
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USB file not showing on Mac Desktop

I have a 4.0 GB USB formatted as NTFS that didn’t appear on my Mac so I tried it on Windows and changed the format to ExFAT. I added files and tried it on my Mac, but it did not mount or show up in ...
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Can other computers in the same lan access my Mac?

I use a simple password on my Mac for my daily logins. I would like to know if it is vulnerable to remote access. Can other computers on the same lan access my Mac if they know the username, password ...
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macOS "who -a" command strange output

So I was running the who -a command on my Mac and normally I see the reboot user and my user in the output. However, this time the output is a little different, and I see: . run-level 3 Is this ...
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Why in macOS there's no indication when the WiFi is connected without Internet like in Windows/Android?

In macOS there's no exclamation mark when connected to WiFi but without Internet connectivity. Am I missing something? Is there any plugin/software I can use for this?
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Date is wrong by months when set to automatic on 12.1 Monterey (MacBook Pro 14)

Upon booting up by machine (2021 MacBook Pro 14 on 12.1) after fully running out of battery for the first time (I've owned the machine for a couple months) I noticed the date and time were completely ...
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