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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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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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Bluetooth audio is choppy / stuttering

Bluetooth audio is choppy / stuttering on Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020, macOS 12.1 using Bose QC45s Audio constantly stutters. I thought it was Spotify, so I switched to Apple Music, and the same thing ...
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Do not disturb on Apple Watch does not mirror Mac

When I turn on do not disturb on my MacBook, my iPhone turns on do not disturb, but my Apple Watch does not. Is there anyway to get my Apple Watch to mirror my Mac? Note that I have already enabled ‘...
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Windows Protector adware removal in Mac

I am getting frequently adware prompt from windows-protector.com when I visit sites in Safari. I formatted my Mac and installed a fresh copy of the OS from a bootable USB drive but still, I am getting ...
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Shutdown Cause -128 on MacBook Pro: Should I replace the charger with exposed wire?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) from Mid-2014 which is vintage classed. It is running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 (not Big Sur which is the later OS available). Recently I am experiencing ...
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Continuous chime after RAM upgrade on Middle 2011 MAC Mini

Good afternoon. I have a Mac Mini, which came with a 2 Gb 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs but I already tried to upgrade with 2 kits: Timetec 8GB KIT(2x4GB) Compatible for Apple DDR3 1333MHz PC3-...
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Safely delete old "Macintosh HD - Data" partition?

I recently installed a new update and it took a lot of data. Assuming that I do not need old data in my "Macintosh HD - Data" how do I safely make room for some?
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What happens when you delete GUID_Partion_Scheme?

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0 1: ...
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How to change CWD to plugged in iPhone?

Im attempting to extract a video that was 'deleted' when my phone died while recording. I know there is 3rd party software which allows you to access this, but was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Remove Guest Login completely from mac

Is there a way to completely remove the guest login option from macOS Big Sur? Meaning that it even does not appear anymore as an option in the settings or it is so corrupted that it does not work ...
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How to ignore invites to a specific account in Apple Calendar?

I have both work and personal Google accounts/calendars set up w/ Apple Calendar on my mac. I want to see both calendars but I only want to see invites on my personal computer for my personal account, ...
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Canon MX320 printer connected to Windows 10 and shared over network but cannot be used from Mac

I'm running Monterey on my Mac and there are no drivers for my Canon MX320. To get around this, I've connected the printer to my Windows 10 computer and shared it over the network. I was able to add ...
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How to find serial number of my paired Airpods through my mac (not iPhone)

How to find serial number of my paired Airpods through my mac (not iPhone) I lost my Airpods while attempting to send it to Apple for repair. They are asking for the serial number, the last thread I ...
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Can't find standbydelayhigh and standbydelaylow on MacBook Pro 2021

When, on my MacBook Pro (M1 Pro) Monterey 12.1, I run sudo pmset -g I get these current power settings: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standby 1 Sleep On Power Button 1 ...
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Is there any gyroscope, accelerometer & magnetometer sensor built in for modern Macs?

Is there any gyroscope, accelerometer & magnetometer sensor built in for modern Macs? We know all modern smartphones contain these sensors. I wonder if modern Macs contains any such sensors built-...
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You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on which FileVault encryption is in progress. (I don't have a RAID disk)

I'm trying to Boot Camp my Mac Pro (2010. High Sierra) And every time i open the Boot Camp it shows me this message: "You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on ...
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Kernel panic MacBook Pro Mid 2014

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) with BigSur 11.6.2 Everyday when I boot my laptop at first time it stay in black screen then my laptop reboot and show this report error. panic(cpu 4 ...
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Mac suddenly boots from dead ssd?

So about a month back i got the question mark folder and couldnt asee the disk in diskutil list so i assumed it died and started working from a sd card but today it suddenly booted from the ssd that i ...
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Looking for a Clipboard Viewer (not a clipboard manager)

I need a simple permanently visible window that simply shows whatever is in the clipboard (text, graphic, or file). The window should not auto-size itself when the clipboard contains a large graphic (...
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When running GHCi (Haskell REPL) , I receive a weird warning/message in the Terminal [duplicate]

Recently, after following a guide and installing Haskell and necessary stuff from here, I tried to compile a small program and found out that I needed to install LLVM, I did it and by trial-and-error ...
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macOS Calendar stuck at "Updating calendars..."

I launched the Mac Calendar app, only to see no calendars or events. I quit the app, but on restart it now shows "Updating calendars..." and a never-ending progress bar... Quitting the app ...
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Can I charge my iPhone from my laptop's USB-C port while my laptop is charging?

I have an M1 Pro MacBook Pro. Is it safe to charge my phone via one of the machine's USB-C ports while the laptop itself is being charged from a different USB-C port (i.e., not the MagSafe 3 port)? I ...
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High kernel_task CPU usage problem

I have an old MacBook Air 13" from 2013. It has been working flawlessly up to maybe 6 months ago, where it started being insanely slow. I have identified the cause to be the dreaded kernel_task, ...
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Can I safely uncheck the Optimize Mac Storage check box after already stoping & starting upload?

I tried to set up iCloud but didn't understand it would delete files from my computer. I freaked out and just tried to turn it off. After a few minutes (w/ very little even copied to iCloud) all the ...
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Git not working on M1 chip after migration [duplicate]

I bought a new MacBook Air with the new M1 chip and I migrated my data from my previous intel mac to this. Now when I try to run git I get the following error: xcrun: error: unable to load libxcrun (...
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Youtube app Airplay volume control is greyed out

If I am using the YouTube app (iOS) Airplay feature streaming from iPhone to Mac it seems to be impossible to control sound volume via the iPhone itself (the volume controller is greyed out). Same ...
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Share text clipboard, on demand only, between an iphone and mac laptop? Not using Continuity/Univeral Clipboard

I'd like to have the option to Share my clipboard, only when I ask for it, between my MBP (Big Sur/osx 11) and my iphone (ios 14). What I don't want to use is Continuity/Handoff as I found the ...
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How does an iPhone decide on whether it should send a text to Messages or Android SMS?

I have an android phone and a Macbook for work, I set up Messages on my Mac with my email account so that I could join group chats with my family. Now when they try to text me individually it all ...
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How to put audio file from mac into iPhone voice memos?

How can I get an audio file from my mac into my iPhone's voice memos app? I tried airdropping but voice memos was not an option to open with.
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How can I connect 2 dell monitors with Mac Air?

I am using MacBook Air(13-inch, 2017) model. I want to connect with 2 monitors Dell (24 Monitor: E2420H) The problem is the monitor doesn't have a HDMI port . It has only display port & VGA . When ...
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Faint beep from macbook/iphone (not sure which) when receiving some notifications

This started happening yesterday, and at first, I thought maybe I was hearing things, but now I think it's actually happening. On some notifications on my iphone (which is synced with my macbook), I'...
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after updating php apache no longer loads at localhost on osx 10.12.6

I was trying to setup myphpadmin and it said I need to update php so I update php to 7.1 from terminal. I go to localhost and it says local server refused to connect. I restart apache then i typed ...
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Is it possible to make Office 365 on mac textbox navigation keys consistent with macOS?

I have to use MS office 365 (ex: Outlook 16.55) tools for mac. MS being MS, they have different text navigation shortcuts on mac. Is it possible to make them the same as rest of the macOS? ...
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MacBook Air (M1 2020) key is not attaching back after removal for cleaning

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) I'm following this video (link at the proper time) : https://youtu.be/omYY8fly2pE?t=138 I removed the delete key top, removed the butterfly for cleaning. I think I put the ...
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How to see only running apps in terminal and not all processes?

I want to see how only the running apps and not a list of all processes. I want to see the same apps I see with the Force Quit Applications(Mac), but I want the list of the apps in the terminal via a ...
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Photos and iCloud Drive with Family Sharing

I have Family Sharing enabled with a 200GB iCloud Drive. I have the Photos app setup with iCloud Photos turned on. It's great because my photos are all in sync between my Mac, iPad and iPhone. My ...
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Unable to send files using AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

I keep seeing this issue where I am unable to send files using AirDrop from iPhone to Mac. The iPhone does not show Macbook when sharing the file through AirDrop. I have ensured that the Allow me to ...
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Spinning gray wheel in mac internet accounts when adding or modifying google logins

I was getting the spinning gray wheel hang when adding or modifying google accounts when Google Chrome was set as my default browser
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Connect 2 4K monitors to a M1 Pro laptop via Thunderbolt 4 dock?

Is it possible to connect two external 4K60 monitors to a M1 Pro macbook using a single Thunderbolt 4 port, more specifically using a dock? I have researched this and am getting conflicting answers. ...
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Understanding Mac IdentityServices

I'm trying to understand the information included in the Identity Services folder on my Mac. Is there a way to differentiate between sent and received within idstatuscache.plist and ids-pub-id.db? ...
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MacBook StatusKit explanation? (~/Library/StatusKit/database)

When browsing the Library folder on Mac (~/Library/StatusKit/database), I'm trying to figure out what information is included in statuskit-cloud.db. Specifically the following tables: ZINVITEDUSER ...
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How can I use my SSH key with TouchID so that don't have to type in my passphrase each time, but still required my finger print at each log in?

I am trying to use my ssh key with touchID. As others suggested here, I ran ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/[my-private-key] and modified my .ssh/config with Host * UseKeychain yes AddKeysToAgent yes ...
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