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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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Trying to Transfer Large Mac OS to System with Less Storage

Trying to transfer data from a 400GB Macbook pro to a smaller sized drive (250GB). System and Private directories are taking up a huge amount of space. Can I safely transfer most things and exclude ...
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Open New Terminal From Finder When Terminal is Already Open

Is there a setting that will let me open a NEW terminal window when I select the Terminal application from finder if one is already open? What happens now is that it yanks me to the terminal window ...
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How can I force an application on MacOS to not use the GPU

Being new to Mac and experienced with Windows, I'm running macOS Catalina (10.15.4) and I have an external GPU for my A.I. and data science training. However, one of the applications I use (Azure ...
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Do a Click lock and drag using Catalina OS. (Mouse not a trackpad)

How do I do a Click lock and drag using Catalina OS. I am using a Kensington track ball. I have a disability that makes it very difficult to hold down the button and spin the ball at the same time.
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How fix MacOS Mail so Gmail labels appear?

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro, and set up Mac Mail with my Gmail accounts. At first, when the mail was being imported, the labels for my emails listed in the list preview section of the Inbox / ...
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System-wide Google Search shortcut for Chrome (macOS version)

on the macOS, does anyone know how to set up a system-wide global keyboard shortcut to Google Search the selected text within the Chrome browser? (this could be easily done for Safari but not sure how ...
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The check mark for documents in iCloud keeps disappearing on my desktop

How can I get the check mark to say on the documents box in iCloud? When I click "Done" and exit out, then go back in, the check mark is removed. This is frustrating! How can I get it to stay?
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Core Storage partition UUID set to all f's, issues fixing it

I've been working on a duel boot mac os and Kali setup for my macbook pro and recently made a little mistake. I had originally divided the core partition one for Macintosh HD and one for my Kali OS, ...
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Make the TouchBar show app controls for one specific app at all times

Say I want to have control over my music regardless of which app I have active on the front. I want the music controls exclusively. This is just an example. I would like it to be possible for any app....
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macOS automatically opening unknown app that cannot be found

Since a few days ago I have been randomly getting this popup on my Mac. I cannot seem to locate the file via Terminal, Finder or Spotlight. I'd rather not open it and see in case it could damage my ...
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iCloud Sync of Documents not recreating Folders on icloud.com. Process stuck. Catalina

I have tried just about every solution available on the various boards and groups. Some so old they are no longer even relevant. Photo syncing works. iCloud Drive does not. I'm running Catalina 10.15....
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Battery drain with repeated logs of ‘bootstrap_look_up returned (ipc/send) invalid destination port’

I’ve noticed battery drain on my MacBook Pro 2018 when sleeping from 100 to 1 overnight since I've updated to Catalina. This log is showing every couple of seconds when sleeping: Jan 21 09:45:05 ...
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MacBook not booting up nor recognising bootable usb

I have this old macbook that I wanted to convert into a ubuntu server, however it didn't recognise my ubuntu server bootable usb which my newer MacBook Air did. After tying to use a 32 bit version and ...
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How to make Xcode work with VoiceOver?

I have tried Swift Playgrounds on iPad but that is useless as you never know where your character is. I am trying to develop my first app in Xcode. I use Swift 3. How do you make Xcode Swift ...
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Macbook Air very slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade

I have a Macbook Air that has insanely slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade. A clean install of El Capitan and resetting the PRAM has the Wi-Fi working as normal. I get between 200-300mbps down. As ...
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How to start Apple hardware test on Catalina OS?

I need to check something (answer below) https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/374656/207453 and I would like to run the Apple Hardware Test. As far as I know in order to get this menu I need a moment ...
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Transmission freeze / no way out

Sometimes Transmission.app freezes / hangs. These are known issues and they sure need to be reported to the Transmission project. However, I encountered a situation which is a system-wide bug. macOS ...
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Album selector media browser Mac hidden

While using the media browser to add photo's to indesign, I think I accidentally dragged the album selector underneath the toolbar of the finder. Now I can't change the photo album I want to select ...
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Bug "Show Notes" in Preview Mac OS Catalina

I have a problem with Preview. When I have to print a PDF with notes on it I click the button "Show notes" on the print window but nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?
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Screwed up my macbook pro built in camera - Need help in command line

http://osxdaily.com/2017/03/01/disable-mac-camera-completely/ Following this advice, at one point I have used cmd lines to either disable or deleted the components...(such an idiot) While sudo chmod ...
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How to remove Icons from the new Dropbox App Mac?

Until the new release of Dropbox, you could rename the icon resources in the Dropbox.app (Mac version). But this doesn’t work anymore with the new Dropbox release. Is there anybody who figured out ...
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Finder Search not working when searching network drive shared with SMB connection on Mojave 10.14.0

We went through the nightmare of finding out that 10.14.5 Mojave did not allow other Macs to connect via SMB without freezing client's Finders and/or not connecting or dropping connections. To fix ...
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Uninstalling a Homebrew formula deleted the entire /usr/local directory

I tried to uninstall Homebrew installed MySQL by running: brew uninstall mysql However, this command removed the whole /usr/local directory. I checked Trash, but unable to locate it. Is there a way ...
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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Dual GPU switching on a MacBook in Windows dual-boot (without using Boot Camp)?

I am experimenting with a 2013 MacBook Pro and its capabilities, and have set up a Boot Camp partition. This works quite well with the applications that I need to run on Windows natively which use ...
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Why is Photos not suggesting new Faces in the People Album?

When I first began using the People / Faces feature in iOS and Mac Photos, the app automatically listed a bunch of people. I added names for all the people I knew. I thought this was a near-complete ...
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Change default browser based on location?

I use Chrome for work stuff and Safari for my personal stuff (each signed into my respective email). Is there a way to easily switch the default browser based on location? In the past I've used both ...
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Mac mini: Mouse left click not working

Today the left click of the mouse connected to my Mac mini is not working. I tried to change mouse and I tried the mouse on a different Mac, and it works. The problem still persists on my Mac mini. ...
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Force Mail.app to use a certain email account for certain recipients?

When I email a certain person I always want my outgoing email to be on my email account X rather than account Y. For example, I always want to send Bob email messages via Google Gmail rather than ...
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need help on font rendering from website to safari, preview and adobe

I am on an iMac with high Sierra 10.13.6. Have been having this issue over multiple os for a long time. When i go to my financial website and view A monthly statement I n safari pop up, the font is ...
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Download Shortcut Malfunction on Dock

Whenever I add the download shortcut to my dock and then click it, the dock area goes black and when it reappears it goes away. It basically looks like every time I click the download shortcut it ...
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How do I get rid of the 'Music Creation' and 'Mail' on my Mac

I've deleted everything GarageBand related and delete all emails from Mail. Why is there still 496.1mb for Music Creation and 6kb for Mail? I want these at 0. Please help.
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How to fix misnamed filesystem in GPT?

I restructured my drive in Windows messing up my partition table as the software I used did not recognize apfs. In Mac recovery mode disk0s2 is recognised as a Linux Filesystem. It won't let me run ...
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Can't log in to my user on Mojave with Filevault enabled!

I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault. Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. ...
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Kept logging out after I log it or move pages between two monitors

This is somewhat complicated but simple. I have two BenQ monitors with Mac Pro 2010(RX570 8gb). (1) Im using MacOS Mojave but I can not log in cause my computer log out after 3 sec. (2) I pull ...
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I can't see the comments in a PDF file that were added in macOS

I wrote a proposal and sent it in PDF form to my supervisor. She highlighted the proposal and left comments, but I can't see these comments when the PDF is opened in Windows or Ubuntu. I tried foxit ...
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Making a portable version of an Aperture Library

I'm going on holiday. I want to copy my aperture library to an external disk, work on my keywording while I'm gone, and copy the library back, when I get back. In principle I don't have to copy the ...
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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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How come my mac pro failed to wake up?

I have been trying to wake up my mac pro from sleep daily using System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Schedule. The laptop is connected to a power adapter, but still my laptop failed to wake up. ...
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VMWare Fusion: Install MacOS from recovery partition is no longer available in 10.14?

In the old days I just install OSX virtual machine from the recovery partition. But this is no longer available in newer Macs, any ideas? P.S Recovery partition is actually available from diskutil ...
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How do you save files locally to a Mac while having iCloud backup enabled?

I'm attempting to clean up a iCloud account a little bit; it's on the free tier and it's full of photos. I assumed I could copy-paste the photos on the Macbook from the synced iCloud directory to a ...
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Connect to macOS based system over serial console?

Does anyone know whether it is possible to connect to a macOS based system over a serial port to get a console? This was possible over the XServe DB9 connector but I’m wondering if it can be done ...
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How do I turn off touch bar's auto brightness adjustment? I want it to be at the same brightness level in all lighting conditions.

I have checked all the options provided in the display, keyboard, and power save settings. Is there any way I could set the touch-bar brightness to a constant level. My laptop specs are as follows: ...
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Can an iMac be used as an external monitor with the 2018 iPad Pro as the source?

Apple just released the new iPad and as one can clearly see Apple showed how we can use it with an external monitor via the USB-C Port. So, my question is can the same principle/procedure be used for ...
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Image files saving as broken, Pasting Icons instead of the images

I have been having issues with how my computer is saving images and placing images. Whenever I save an image, it views fine on my computer, but shows up as broken anywhere else when I try to upload it ...
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iMessages show not delivered on mac, but show as delivered on the same thread in my iphone

I've tried deleting the messages cache (if that's what it's called. The history through the library). It fixed the problem temporarily, but it started doing this again.
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Can't Install Mojave because of file system error: Object map is invalid

I wanted to upgrade macOS High Sierra to Mojave but installation failed with this error: File system verify or repair failed. Using Recovery Mode I tried First Aid from Disk Utility and it failed ...
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System Preferences: Modification take effects instantly, how it works?

Any changes on System Preferences app take effect instantly. However, a kill is necessary for defaults command to take effect. I wonder how System Preferences app works and is it possible to force ...
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Exchange contact hidden in Address Book

I just added my Office 365 account via Exchange on my new MacBook Pro. After adding the account. I went into the Address Book app and saw that the global address list is empty. If I search for a ...
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Messages in iCloud Option Unavailable on Mac

I'm running macOS 10.13.5 and am trying to enable Messages in iCloud on Mac. I went to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208532 and completed the "Before you begin", "Turn on Messages on iCloud" and "...

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