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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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Bootable SD Card doesn't appear at Startup Manager

I have a bootable SD Card with Windows 10 installed, and it works fine in the most of macbook pro I have tested, but there is one in which when I press alt / option key, the SD Card doesn't appears ...
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Can I turn off "Sign in to download from the App Store"

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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I can't export shared photos from Photos. Why not?

This seems like it should be the most basic of functions. I have some shared photos in Photos. They were taken by someone else and shared with me on iCloud. I can see them all on my Mac. But I ...
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Can not access network with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Proxifier info sf_connect_out xx allready connected

After I left for a while, the Mac locked screen. When I got back and logged in again, the Proxifier's connections area shows this info: Lots of apps on my Mac including Chrome, Safari, Evernote, ...
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Couldn't open any java .jar application file after installing OS X Capitan

I couldn't open any java .jar application file after installing OS X El Capitan. The only message after opening always is: Java-Jar-File "ABC.jar" couldn't be opened. I installed both jdk1.8.0_65.jdk ...
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Didn't get a response from the Apple Software Update Center? / Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

The past few days I 've been encountering this problem. When I search for updates through the Mac App Store, there comes a pop - up window. Either this : or this: Ι also "cleared cookies" and "...
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Invalid node structure - how to fix this?

I do not know how to fix this issue, did something like kext update in sngle user mode..I am searching for the one fsck command which I can do on the harddisk to fix everything...is there any?
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Increase delay in Photo Booth app?

I was wondering if there is a way to increase the number of seconds before Photo Booth takes a picture (currently 3 seconds) or if alternatively there is an app I can use with my iSight camera that ...
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Hard disk corrupt twice in 24 hours

My Macbook Pro 13" (2011) had a Seagate 1TB hybrid drive installed as a secondary drive some 4 months ago. Yesterday the volume somehow became corrupt and unable to mount. I managed to format it using ...
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Is this a new virus or adware/malware signature? How do I resolve this?

Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ad.adsmatte....
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Odd email search and sort behaviour

Using Mail in all previous OS I ever used, I click on an email, say from MacWorld. Then I would sort by From and all the emails from MacWorld would be right in front of me on my screen. Now when I ...
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unable to delete large folder from icloude drive

I am unable to delete large folders from my icloud drive.( I have tried it both from my phone and from icloud.com) get an error saying “There was a problem deleting “folder name” try again later” I ...
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Active Mac Desktop screen with the cursor on Multi-desktop configuration

I like to work with many mac desktop with two monitors. It is a bit bothersome to click in a particular desktop to activate it to work on it. So, I think that it could be a way for doing this more ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
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Can I capture Spotlight input and use it in another process?

I'd like to capture everything I type into Spotlight and use the text as input for a script, possibly a new instance of a Services workflow. From that point of course anything is possible; the most ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when ...
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Launching an app in a specific display in Mavericks

I have recently set up dual monitors on my mac mini and am happy with the set up. However applications such as the very useful Alfred or other applications automatically open up in the second display ...
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Mac Mail won't connect to Exchange 2007

We recently had a mail outage and eventually got mail back - it was a disk space issue. The PCs with Outlook can connect in without issues but the couple of Macs we have won't connect at all. I can ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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Figure out which app is using Java

If I check my activity monitor there is an instance of java that is constantly taking 5% CPU or more. I know that there is some app that are using java on my system and therefore my question is: Is ...
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iPhone 4S intermittently disconnects/reconnects when plugged into computer, but not into wall

This is a really bizarre problem. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and an iPhone 4S, both with the latest updates. I'm using the bundled Apple cord. When I plug it into the wall charger, ...
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Show unshortened day of the week @ OSX menu bar

Currently clock menu bar item shortens day of the week like Sat instead of Saturday. Is there any way to change this without additional software? (tried regional formats but it ignores any custom ...
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Mountain Lion reboots while connection to iPad 3

I have installed Mountain Lion recently. I have been using 4th generation iPod Touch for development, and it was working fine. Once I had to debug something on iPad 3, the OS reboots every time I ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener of ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
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Reduce file size of pdf text file scanned with app

I had scanned 11 sites of a document in black and white and exports it as an pdf file. With two different known apps I got a file size of about 8MB. I tried different solutions with ColorSync filter ...
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How do you change the environment variables for VLC on macOS High Sierra?

Recently, I was working on a project when I cam upon the following instruction (one of the many here: https://github.com/alexa/alexa-avs-sample-app/wiki/Mac#3---install-dependencies) : After you'...
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Mail attachement problem

I have a problem with mail application. Using it from OS X when I send mail including an attachment like image, pdf or any oder document and if my recipient reads the mail on windows devices, they ...
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Wifi hangs on early 2015 MacBook Pro?

It happens regardless of what network I'm connected to. Every hour or so, the internet connection will just load forever. Nothing else changes as far as I can tell, the wifi menu still says "connected"...
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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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Never seen this before -2106F

Trying to update my Mac and I’m getting -2106F. What does this mean!?
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How to free space of an APFS drive in Recovery Mode after deleting folders?

I'm trying to reinstall Big Sur on my M1, but it tells me I need an additional 13 GB. In Recovery Mode, I deleted three folders through the Terminal from the mounted /Data drive, one of 20G, another ...
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macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Finder tab question

I usually use command+T to open a new tab on Finder, but somehow it stops showing new tab but open a whole new window. I tried command+N but still showing new window but not tab. Does anyone knows how ...
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How to code sign hidden files?

I have a hidden dylib file that is preventing notarization. The LogFileURL indicates the file is not signed and does not have a valid time stamp. I tried to sign the file separately using the path to ...
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Why do Macs not save your unsaved work from a 3rd party app during a shutdown?

In Windows, if any app is prompting you to save your work, a shutdown is prevented to save work. However, on macOS, if a 3rd party app (like MS word) prompts you to save your work, macOS just kills ...
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How to cancel "moving messages" in Mail.app

How can I stop Mail.app to move messages? I accidentally moved a thousands of messages from a local folder to an IMAP folder. This will take a long time and will reach max space quota on the IMAP ...
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How get Mac Music to update its library data based on my folder structure

I started my shift towards apple products over 17 years ago when I purchased my first iPod (yes the click wheels one :-)). I started by using iTunes software for managing my music library, then I ...
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Will not let me click in text box when trying to mount my encrypted hard drive

Will not let me type in the box when prompted for password when trying to unlock and mount my “Macintosh HD” became encrypted after upgrading too mojave. Have tried things in terminal but no luck as ...
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"Find My" app continually tracking iPhone and MacBook location since latest software update

Since updating my iPhone to iOS 15.0 and MacBook to macOS 11.6 last week, both devices are continually actuating location services whenever BlueTooth is enabled. I see this as a solid white compass ...
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SATA turn into external not detected on finder

I just upgrade my iMac drive from SATA to SSD, so i buy this External Case for SATA and put my old drive into it, the problem is now my imac cannot detect the SATA (turn into external drive) on finder,...
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How to save console output with Iterm2 Triggers

Is it possible to save console output that is matched with a particular regex with Iterm2 Triggers to a text file ? For example, I need to save some particular logs for which I created iterm2 triggers....
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Seamless PDF note taking between iPad Pro and MacOS?

When viewing a PDF file, is there a way to take notes on it on my iPad Pro (highlight, write, etc) and then have it seamlessly transfer to my MacBook Air where I can take notes as well? The ideal way ...
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Can I print at a decimal scale using Preview?

I'm new to Mac OS and I'm trying to print at a scale of 88.7% which always ends up rounded to 89%. Is there a default to set/unset for this behavior to stop occurring?
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Schedule software updates on mac Big Sur at a particular time

I am very new to use mac and sorry for asking this kind of basic question. I want to schedule my mac's software update to happen after midnight. Is there anyway to schedule that? macOS Big Sur ...

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