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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Syncing photos from Mac with iPad

My Mac and my iPad are synced so I can get messages and take pictures with both. When I take a picture with my Mac it doesn't show up on my iPad, vice versa. How can I get Mac photos to my iPad? If ...
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Mac would turn on at random times

My mac when it is in sleep mode randomly turns the fan on and after a couple of minutes, it would go back to normal. How can I configure settings so it doesn't do this again? Mac is running Catalina ...
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Internet connection is getting lost on MacOs Big Sur

Since the update of my MacBook Pro 209 to MacOs Big Sur, my (WiFi) internet connection gets lost every now and then. My router works - all other devices have a stable internet connection. Since I am ...
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how to fix can't install packages on MacBook pro 2012 catalina 10.15.7?

every time I want to install packages for Xcode I am told I don't have permissions, let's say i want to install ruby from my terminal with rbenv there is always an error with permissions or cannot ...
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Is Chromium installed on my Mac or not?

I have Chrome installed on my Mac and use it as my default Browser. I remember, a few weeks ago I got a notification that said something like "Allow notificatoins from Chromium...". I ...
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What are the potential consequences of partially-disabling SIP for yabai

yabai is a window management utility for macOS. Since macOS does not offer a suitable API to control the native window manager, yabai resorts to injecting a scripting addition into Dock.app for ...
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Syntax Error in etc/sudoers and can't edit it in terminal [duplicate]

I was/am trying to run terminal commands without having to use sudo first and must have broke the file. Now I'm trying to fix it and it's giving me this error when I try to edit with the same sudo ...
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How can I use the Mac OS Cmd-tab app switcher when controlling my Mac Mini remotely?

Problem: I control my 2018 Mac Mini using Real VNC software from my iPhone or iPads. When I enter Cmd-tab on the iOS device, the command is interpreted locally and not on the remote Mac Mini. ...
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How can I view the complete Document file as well as the Large Files [duplicate]

In Mac HD Storage it shows 65 GB under Documents but the list in Large Files only shows a fraction of that. I need to delete files to get my Time Machine Backup running again. How can I do this if I ...
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Screen Goes black after logging In

Screen goes black for few seconds after entering log in password or i can say after loading but this happen after every 1 or 2 days. Kindly help and this happened after updating to Big Sur. And mine ...
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Keyboard shortcut to Downloads folder stopped working

I just bought a new MacBook Pro. In my old one, I frequently used Cmd + Option + L to quickly navigate to the Downloads folder in my Finder, however, this stopped working in my new Mac. Both Macs have ...
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How can I easily run multiple sites with PHP, Apache and mySQL for free on mac?

How can I easily run multiple sites with PHP, Apache and mySQL for free on mac with OSX? I use XAMPP on Windows and it works really well. When I want to add a new site on XAMPP in windows, I only ...
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How to access an older Mac? [duplicate]

I got a Mac given to me. The computer looks good and runs. It was from a business and part of a managed domain. I don't know the username or password. What can I do the access the Mac and change for ...
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Is there a way for me to view my Apple Watch Activity data on my mac desktop?

I'd like to be able to view my apple watch Activity data on my mac desktop or laptop. So for example, workouts, steps, etc, today, and for the last week, much like what I can find in the Activity app ...
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Make open file 'finder' larger by default

How do I make this window larger by default so whenever I 'open a file' in any program, it's not super small? I am referring to the window size, not the text size. I have the finder (outside of 'open ...
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Microsoft Excel on Mac Error VBA Run-Time 1004 on Application Open - Endless Loop - Cannot Use Excel

When Excel is opened - no matter the document - there is a run-time error as shown in the picture below clicking on End does nothing but brings up the same error window again, causing a loop that ...
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How can I change the viewable area of my external display? [duplicate]

I dropped my external monitor and its top left corner is cracked. I no longer can see the top left section of my monitor. It's pixelated. If I'm in full-screen mode, I can't see this reigon of my ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start when i press power button. I was using the macbook and all of a sudden the laptop shut down and made some noise, ever since then, its been 4 days the macbook ...
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Big Sur 11.1 Screen Time Pass Code Field Failing to Appear: App Limit

I am setting up the controls on my child's computer using App Limit in Screen Time. It used to be that you limit certain websites or apps to a number of minutes, and when the time is up, that site or ...
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Are there video players that display milliseconds on Mac?

I need to view a video in "mp4" format with an accuracy of minutes, seconds and milliseconds for a specific task - analysis. Operating system: macOS Catalina, version: 10.15.7 As I ...
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Using A Different Timemachine Backup

I have 3 macs (mine, my wife's and an Extra), all running 10.15.7. I use a TimeMachine Capsule to backup all three over my home network. The other day the logicboard in my wife's died and it's not ...
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Mac Mini 2006 with El Capitan

I have a Mac Mini, 2006 (upgraded firmware to 2.1, upgraded CPU to Core 2 Duo, upgraded RAM to 4GB). With another Mac Mini (2009), I prepared a USB installer of macOS El Capitan patched with ...
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How can I run homebrew from an automation?

This is my automation script, the commands work fine when I run them from Terminal.
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Airdrop starts but never progresses

I'm able to see the device I'd like to airdrop to, my iPhone. The transfer starts but stays stuck as shown below.
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New Mac has 3 battery cycles

I bought a new MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 3 days ago from the Apple Store. Now I see that it has 3 cycle counts. I charged it only one time for around 60%. Why? Is it normal?
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How do play sound through 8 speakers through one channel in audio mdi setup on my mac book pro?

I have a movie theater that has 8 speakers and I am wanting to play sound through all the speakers but when I try and use audio mdi setup it says that I have overlapping channels. I have 8 outputs ...
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No disk visible when installing OS x Mavericks

I wiped my Macbook Air and am trying to reinstall the OS. I had Sierra. When I install, there is a message stating I do not have prebooted APFS volumes. But when I try to install OS X Mavericks from ...
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MacBook Pro can't see my android phone WiFi hotspot

My MacBook Pro pro can't see my Android phone wifi hotspot, when I got the phone new the MacBook was seeing the hotspot and I was connecting to it but after some months it stopped seeing the network. ...
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Is it normal for a new Mac to have less than 100% battery health?

I bought a new Mac, a little over a month ago. It has exactly 15 battery cycles now (after my use, of course). So, definitely, a new battery. But, my problem is that I can see, through CoconutBattery ...
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Why can't I see the cellular/battery status on my hotspot iPhone?

It just looks like this. My Mac isn't receiving that info for some reason. The phone is iPhone 12 mini, the Mac is MacBook Air M1. Also, the hotspot doesn't show by itself in the networks list. I need ...
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Bootcamp Assist Disappeared after Windows Update

My windows crashed and I had to reset by re-installing windows. After it was complete, I lost the ability to access Bootcamp so that I can switch back into the Mac. I am stuck in Windows! Anyone ...
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Using the system voice for TTS in the Books app

I'd like to have my ebooks read to me using TTS. I can do this by clicking the "Start speaking" menu option in the Books app, however, the voice is atrocious compared to the high quality ...
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Tiny pop up window with a bar loading up randomly appears. Symbol: Grey house with a circle in it

For the last couple of weeks I have this thing happening where every once in a while a tiny window will pop up with a bar that is loading and it says something like "Checking...". I can ...
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MacBook not powering on

I was travelling the other day, and after putting my MacBook Pro through the X-ray machine, I picked it up and got a small shock like a static electric discharge. I thought nothing of it, but after ...
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Why “OS X Utilities” is showing instead of “macOS Utilities” whenever I perform recovery mode

I have a MacBook Pro (retina, 13”, early 2015) running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and I want to erase or reformat it. I’m performing a factory reset and Command + R is not working to show the recovery ...
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USB Device (Camera) Was Connected, but I choose to “Do Not Do Anything”, Cannot Get It To Show Now

I connected my cannon Vixia HF R70 Camera to my mac. I am running Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina on a Mac Book Air) It is a standard USB A connector cable. I was prompted with a window on what I want to ...
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Seagate Ironwolf NAS 4tb drive Error: -69877: Couldn't open device

I am a relative newbie setting up a NAS unit to host my Wordpress website in attempt to speed it up from my slow hosting provider. I have a Synology 118+ and the above mentioned drive. I am attempting ...
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How to turn off certain shortcut [duplicate]

I have been looking around to turn off "CMD + , (comma)" opening password manager in Safari but there appears to be no option to do so (maybe I missed it). The same shortcut is used as ...
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I can't seem to open this .jar file. Can someone make sense out of my error message?

I'm trying to set up a modded minecraft server on my Mac. I am on Mojave 10.14.6 and I have Java SE Oracle JDK 15.0.1 installed. Each time I attempt to open the file forge-1.12.2-14.23.5.2854-...
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Does the Mac still only have one hardware video decoder for the first video, and then it will be software decoder that is used?

I remember in the past, a PC had one hardware decoder, and say, if any video is being shown, such as on YouTube, iTunes, or perhaps even just a video ad on the web browser, then the hardware video ...
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I am not able to open a .tgz file on a Mac

I am not able to open a .tgz file on a Mac. I tried unarchiver, stock software, commander, stuffit. What can I do?
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Apple iMac Catalina won’t boot to Recovery mode

Trying to install and boot from a external SSD as my main drive is a bit flakey and slow. I cannot install on the external drive Catalina. Tried creating a bootable utility disk https://support.apple....
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How do I get Startup Security Utility to run No Security consistently?

Yesterday I installed Bootcamp onto an external drive and it was running perfectly. I set the Security Utility to "No Security" during the installation process and then switched it back to &...
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Can I set artist image for podcasts in iTunes

I have a podcast which has all the necessary artwork but not the artist/podcast image under "artists". I want to know how I do this? Thanks in advance.
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Unable to figure out required (to be deleted) Documents as information is not consistent

I am trying to free up some space (around 20GB) in order to install Big Sur on my 2019 Air, 128GB. Under Storage Management, I select Documents that are shown to occupy 36GB of space. However, there ...
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The speech voice my new Mac speaks is different from my old one

I purchased M1 MacBook Air but it speaks different voice from my old Mac (2017 MacBook). I thought the voice is set at System Preferences | Accessibility | Spoken Content, but both of my Mac are set ...
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How do I disable the mail app from keep appearing on Mac when I'm in full-view of a screen? [duplicate]

From everywhere I’ve read, they say that I’m suppose to uncheck the “Prefer opening messages in split view when in full screen” option and it’ll go away but it doesn’t. Any help?
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iMac stuck since update

I'm on an IMac mid 2017 I tried to update my Mac running under Mojave to Big Sur. I got an error that the disk check couldn't be done. Since if I boot the mac in normal mode I can't start it, it gets ...
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Preview app automatically switching tabs?

I recently updated to Big Sur. When I have multiple tabs of pdf files opened in Preview app, the app is automatically switching between tabs. I have never noticed this before, how do I stop it?
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Delete metadata

There is a program provided by Apple to see most of the metadata in a file. It is nice to have the met data clearly arranged, but the catch is that you cannot delete it or I don't know how to delete ...

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