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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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Can’t install 64 bit linux distros on A1176 2006 Mac Mini?

I am trying to install a linux distribution called Ubuntu MATE onto a 2006 Mac Mini. I can’t get 64 bit install media to boot but I can with 32 bit. The Core 2 Duo in the computer is a 64 bit CPU so ...
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What should I do if Bootcamp keeps saying my disk cannot be partitioned?

I am at my wit’s end here. I’m trying to install Windows on my macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7, but BootCamp keeps saying “The disk could not be partitioned” even though I have more than enough space (...
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3/4 Icon in the status bar. What is that?

Can you help me understand what application put icon in the status bar ? it get disappears when Im trying to click on it to get the context menu. Thank you !
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How do I reduce the delay when unlocking my Mac?

There is a ~1 second delay every time I input my password to unlock the Mac, regardless if it is correct or not. I'd like to turn this off, or at least reduce it. How can I do this?
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How can I make unlocking my Mac with my Apple Watch more secure?

I have turned on the feature to allow my Mac to be unlocked via my Apple Watch. However, there is no interaction required from me - if I am home and asleep with my watch on, my roommate can go to my ...
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Can I delete any of these items from library?

I erased my hard drive and installed Big Sur from a bootable hard drive. I don’t know why it takes up almost 15GB on an erased hard drive. Update: I just noticed on Disk Utility that 14.9GB is used ...
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can’t link C++ code to .dylib in Xcode 12.2 (release build only)

I recently upgraded from Xcode 12.1 to 12.2, on macOS Catalina 10.15.7. My C++ project (which uses OpenCV) compiled without problem with Xcode 12.1. After the upgrade I get a lot of these: ld: warning:...
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Is there any way to prevent an pop-up on any third-party apps on macOS (11.0.1)?

After I bought an M1 MacBook and install iCleanmemory which I had used on other macs, I found that whenever the memory reaches a threshold, the pop-up shows up and I am forced to click OK to erase it. ...
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How to use another mirror with Macports? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Macports and I really wonder how I can change the default mirror to https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/macports. What's more, when I use Macports to install softwares from source, it ...
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External hard disk(HHD) showing irregular capacities and partitions

I tried to partition my external hard disk on Mac using disk utility. First I have Erased newly added 2TB HHD with "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" with "GUID Partition ". After that ...
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How to open multiple windows of Foxit Reader on mac?

How to open multiple windows of Foxit Reader on mac? I am using Foxit Reader on my mac to read pdfs. I am trying to figure out how to open multiple windows. For example, in preview we can open ...
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How do I revert Mac locations?

Hi! I was hoping someone could help with my issue. Basically my Locations has changed on my Mac. I can't remember exactly what it was before, possibly my name but now it is showing bazooka. I think ...
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Is there any way to hide the iCloud Drive shared files information which follows the file name?

I share a bunch of iCloud files for work and the "Added by Me" text takes up a bunch of the file name space, especially when the file name is truncated. Is there any way to hide this?
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The Java JAR file “postgresql-42.2.18.jar” could not be launched

Im trying to install "postgresql-42.2.18.jar” in my mac. But when I open it, it says: "The Java JAR file “postgresql-42.2.18.jar” could not be launched." Check the Console for possible ...
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How can I get a diagnostic manual or steps for the Mac trackpad?

A1534 early 2016 For some odd reason the trackpad and keyboard both are not working. The computer turns on just fine. I check the schematics and checked all the rails related to trackpad and keyboard, ...
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When a powered USB hub is used, would we need to worry the power flowing from the hub back into the MacBook or iMac?

If I use a non-powered USB hub, the iPad Air or iPad Pro could be losing power over a few hours, because the charging power is not enough. However, if I get a powered USB hub, would it be an issue, ...
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Unable to install Safari extensions

On my iMac (2020 model), macOS Catalina, Safari v14, I cannot install any extensions. When I click on "install" button in the App store, nothing happens. I am not sure if I am missing ...
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Can't access local Documents folder, only iCloud one

I ran out of space in my Macbook Air a few days ago and the computer gave me the option to upload the Documents folder to iCloud, to which I agreed and proceed. Now, in the Finder, I can only access ...
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SD card not detected through a USB hub on a newer intel-based Mac

This is my first time trying out an SD card via a USB hub on my new Mac (since there's no port for SD card on newer Macs) and I can't seem to detect the SD card; it doesn't show in disk utility and ...
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Two fingers go back-forward gesture crashes

Every once in a while, mostly when I don't turn off the computer for a long period of time, after waking it up from sleep gesture of two finger go back-forward crashes. It recognizes the gesture but ...
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On a mac can I extend (not duplicate) my display to multiple external monitors?

I've got a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running Catalina 10.15.3 (cant upgrade OS since its a work laptop) and 3 external monitors. All 3 external monitors are connected and working fine. All external ...
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External displays connected to M1 MacBook Pro in clamshell modes

So I’m considering to upgrade my 2015 MBPr to a new M1 MBP, but one of my major showstoppers is that it only supports one external display. So my question is: Does it support two external displays ...
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How many lithium-ion batteries does a M1 MacBook Air (2020) have?

I would like to ship a MacBook Air (M1 model released in 2020) from Japan to South Korea via EMS, but the EMS website says it is not possible to send a machine that has more than 2 lithium-ion ...
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How can I edit .cmdline files?

I'm setting up my Raspberry Pi on my Mac (Big Sur) using this instruction set. I'm currently on the step where I have to edit the recovery.cmdline file on the NOOBS file, but there isn't any app I ...
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YouTube problems on Safari

I keep having problems using YouTube on the latest version of Safari. Videos will skip to the end after trying to watch one, making it almost impossible to watch them altogether. Ads on YouTube won't ...
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“ip route get 8.8.8.8” equivalent in Mac?

In Linux, I use ip route get 8.8.8.8 to determine the route and interface to connect to IP 8.8.8.8. Since iproute2 is unavailable on Mac, what should I use instead?
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OS updates on a MacBook without Apple ID

I am planning to use a MacBook without registering an Apple ID account. I don't need to install applications from app store, so it is not an issue. But I wan to receive OS updates. Is it possible to ...
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Is there an equivalent to resetting NVRAM on an M1 mac?

I have an M1 Mac Mini that is exhibiting some strange issues that aren't going away after reinstalling macOS. I'd like to reset its NVRAM or whatever the nearest equivalent is for M1 macs, in case ...
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Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking

Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking, even when "Apple - System Preferences - Accessibility - Display - Shake mouse pointer to locate" is selected. System: macOS 10.12....
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Mac Mini mid-2010 - fan spins up for a second, then stops

I have a Mac Mini 4.1 mid-2010 with High Sierra installed currently. Everything works perfectly, however I noticed that the fan is regularly spinning up for just a second, then stops again for several ...
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How do I write to /System/Library/CoreServices on Big Sur?

I'm trying to give myself privileges to read & write on the GenericFolderIcon.icns file in resource, but it's giving me this error "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the ...
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after the big sur update, my desktop is empty

i went to the users folder in finder and saw that i couldnt even acces my desktop via that way does anyone know how to fix this issue?
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New SSD Causing Kernel Panic

Before you write this off as just another replacement SSD kernel panics, I've tried safe mode, reformatting, new OS, older macOS versions, resetting SMC and all the other stuff. So I have the mid 2012 ...
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Using iMac 2008 as a monitor for Microsoft Surface 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to connect an iMac 2008 to a Microsoft Surface 7. My iMac has a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use as an external monitor? I think I need the ...
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Does anybody make an adapter to convert a Mac's eSATA port to USB 3 (or later, or Thunderbolt)?

When I got my iMac ~10 years ago I had Other World Computing install an eSATA port on it. I've never used it for much, but now I'd like to adapt it if possible to one of the more common ports, like ...
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How to add Google Search to the Dictionary app on mac?

Is it possible to add Google Search to the Dictionary app on macOS so that you can view images of the word in Google Search inside the app?
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Sign with colored signature in Preview

I used to be able to change the signature color in Preview. This is no more applicable. And the camera signature yeilds black and white signature. Is there anyways to either color the signature after ...
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Bluetooth Audio stuttering

I just bought a pair of AKG Y500 bluetooth headphones. They paired up ok to the Mac and first time played perfectly. However, if I switch off the headphones and switch them back on, the audio is ...
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‘sudo’ is missing on recovery terminal

on my MacBook, I booted to RECOVERY TERMINAL. I get this error “sudo command not found” critical commands like sudo, brew, su and others are missing from /bin /usr/bin /usr/sbin i searched with ls -la ...
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Big Sur update keeps failing when downloading [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Macbook Air 13'' 2017. When I first tried it, it failed. When I tried it again, the progress bar would quickly progress to 713 MB, wait there for a while. Then it continues to ...
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AppleUSBEthernetHost kext with a signature validation error

On macOS Big Sur (11.0.1), running system_profiler SPExtensionsDataType in terminal includes a kext named AppleUSBEthernetHost from an unknown developer that has a signature validation error: It ...
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Connecting a THIRD display to Mac Mini (late 2012) via USB 3? [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a third display using a USB 3 video adapter? Will MacOS 10.14.6 recognize it?
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Why can an iPhone 12 mini export 10-bit HLG H.265 files faster than a 10-core intel i9 iMac?

Jonathan Morrison's tweet states, the iPhone 12 mini (on 20% battery) exported the same Sony FX9 10-bit HDR footage in a fraction of the time the 5K iMac with a 3.8 GHz Intel i9 did. Based on some ...
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bootable usb not working not 2010 mac

My macBook 2010 uni-book white never seems to find a bootable USB, but it finds a cloudready USB. is it possible to change iso to BIN so chromebook recovery utility can use it. i did try dd but it ...
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How to check the version of an application installed with Homebrew (Mac)?

I'd like to check the version of GCC on my macOS, found this command: $ gcc -dumpversion | cut -f1 -f2 -f3 -d If I want to check my brew-installed GCC --version (or any other app) what would be the ...
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Windows 10 recovery on Mac thinks GPT is MBR after resizing boot partition to the left with GParted

Running a 2015 MacBook Pro 13", Bootcamp was working with macOS and Windows 10 on the internal SSD with just the two JHFS+ and NTFS partitions. But Windows 10 was getting a little tight so I ...
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Is MRTR2VC/A a (late 2018 Mac Mini A1993 128GB) US part number eligible for US warranty/service etc?

Don't recall any Apple part numbers ending in anything but LL/A here in the US, and only a couple of web-hits came up for that number (one a Canadian educational web-site doc). Apple phone-rep couldn'...
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On my MacBook Pro, why are my apps taking forever to launch and my webpages taking forever to begin to load?

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with fairly maxed out specs. Over the past couple months, I've been having two potentially related issues... My apps frequently take a long time to launch, the kind of ...
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How to change allocation size for external ssd on mac?

I recently purchased a Sandisk Extreme SSD to work with Mac and Android. Is it possible to create 2 exFAT partitions of the drive? (Currently, I managed to do a combination of exFAT and HFS/Mac OS ...
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How to make the APFS container bigger, when Disk Utility always create a new, empty APFS container?

I found blogs to shrink an APFS container, but not to grow it. There is one Stack Overflow post about growing it: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47704458/how-do-you-increase-the-size-of-an-apfs-...

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