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Questions tagged [macbook]

All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Would MacBook Air 2018 handle a constant run of a Windows VM for the Development

My work involves having both Mac and Windows on a laptop. While I need Mac for Xcode, I do some ASP.NET stuff tightly coupled with the Windows ecosystem. I wonder if a MacBook Air CPU with 16 GB RAM ...
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YouTube videos can no longer play in 4k on Chrome after enabling the VP9 engine in Vivaldi [on hold]

I enabled VP9 in Vivaldi, and YouTube is indeed still using VP9. But for some time now, I can only select up to 1080p. For many months, 4k worked fine, I don't know why it stopped. MacBook Pro (...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen flicker occasionally

My MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen is flickering occasionally. Please find the screenshot below. Any idea why it is happening, also any workarounds to eliminate it.
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Weird Distorted Paint Screen When Waking MacBook Air 2017 (High Sierra)

Once in a while when waking my MacBook Air (from being off the charger and closed to open), I see a weird paint screen flash for a second (probably less then that). It kinda resembles that paint like-...
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MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem

Since yesterday my MacBook charges really slow, so I gave coconutBattery a try, and it showed that my MacBook is only charging with around 14 Watts. I am charging with an Apple 86W Power Supply. So ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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Erasing Data from a Water Damaged MacBook Air

I have a water damaged 2015 MacBook Air which will not turn on. I would like to sell it for parts but want to firstly erase all the data from it. I know that one method of doing so safely is just to ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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What is the most accurate method of testing batteries for A1278 MacBook Pro?

I have about 20 batteries I want to test. I'm trying to find out if they will read "replace" or "service" in the OS. Usually, I'll stick the battery in long enough to collect a cycle count and ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...
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Can a backup drive be removed from Time Machine and be re-added after?

I've been attempting to set up Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012), but had run into the "The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned" error, despite my harddrive having more than ...
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All of Google Drive doesn't appear in my Finder [on hold]

Only some of my Google Drive Files appear in my Finder under 'google drive' on my Mac. Why?
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I am not able to turn off the bluetooth [duplicate]

When i open bluetooh menu from menu bar I don't have options for turning bluetooth off/on. And in system preferences->bluetooth the button for turning off bluetooth is grayed out. I have already ...
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Home - Switch appears on my Login screen

I need to know what to do because I was looking at accessibility settings today and now the log in screen has this on it: Is this called a prompt? I was trying to learn the VO modifier commands and ...
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set brightness lower than lowest without overlay [duplicate]

I want to set my brightness lower than the 1-tick brightness accessible via the brightness buttons. I have seen utilities like Shades but that won't work, it uses an overlay over the screen and this ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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How do I type the symbol for the command key? [duplicate]

How do I type the symbol for the command key. I did try opt 2318 and that did not work. What do I need to do to get it?
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Left part of trackpad of macbook pro 2015 not working [duplicate]

I have Macbook Retina early 2015. The left part of the trackpad does not work, but the right side does work fine. I tried resetting the NVRAM but it didn't help. Sometimes the left part of the ...
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Recover deleted folder [duplicate]

My girlfriend deleted a few days ago large folder from desktop with 40G. She erased the recycle bin also. She didn't download anything big since then. We would like to recover it with Mojave, I read ...
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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Mac Internal Drive Uninitialized | Macbook Pro 13 (mid 2010)

Bit of background - the whole problem began with the mac being really slow and unresponsive. I thought it might be a good idea to wipe everything clean, and reinstall a fresh copy of High Sierra. So, ...
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Macbook battery [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2010 15 inch A1286. My problem is that the power adapter is plugged into the MacBook but it indicates that the battery is not charging and "Power Source: Power Adapter". The ...
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What's the meaning of these lights at the bottom of my MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

On my MacBook Pro 2017 (no touch-bar) I found yesterday like stage lights in the bottom of the MacBook (on top of the MacBook sign). I am suspicious, what is this? They are like patterns on the ...
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Will a Dell U2419HC provide enough power to charge a MBP 15" (Late 2016)?

The monitor comes with a USB-C port that sends power as well as image. But it's unclear to me: What's the wattage it sends? Is that enough to charge an MBP that's in use?
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Mid 2013 MacBook Pro displaying multi color

My MacBook Pro was displaying normally until recently. Now when I boot it up it displays different colors, sometimes white on the screen, but when I hook it up to a TV screen it displays normally. I ...
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Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro: Startup slow after SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded my Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro's original 500 GB SSD to a 2 TB Samsung EVO 970 NVMe M.2 coupled with a recent model Sintech SSD adaptor. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. ...
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My MacBook isn't charged since 2016, can I still charge now?

I have a MacBook that requires a MagSafe charger, but my charger broke in mid 2016. My MacBook was holding 40%+ charge and no longer being charged. I am wondering if I can still charge it today? If ...
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Slow Keys mode issue with Microsoft Designer Keyboard [closed]

I have a Microsoft Designer Keyboard. When Slow keys mode is disabled, I have a problem with the capslock (very hard to press), but when the slow keys is enabled, the capslock works wonderful but the ...
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Trackpad pointer stops If the pointer function turns into a cursor waiting for an action [closed]

I think I’m getting closer to getting the trackpad to scroll. I believe it has something to do with when the pointer turns into the cursor. So for example the pointer will move using the trackpad but ...
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Wi-Fi can’t be turned on (MacBook Pro 2011, High Sierra 10.13.4) [duplicate]

The Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar is displaying as empty. When I open Network Preferences and press “Turn Wi-Fi On”, nothing happens. I have tried making the Wi-Fi service inactive, deleting it, then ...
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Macbook pro 2017 backlight error

My Macbook has an error after lid close - lid open: Macbook is on, and music on. Lid close => music stop Lid open, the screen looks like the brightness was decreased to minimal, but the music resumes....
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Browsers Keep popping phishing websites (I think)

I have a 2017 MBP, Recently a friend of mine installed Logic Pro X via a torrent. But recently I see a lot of pop up similar to websites I visit. e.g If I am nike website, it open a new tab and in ...
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How to use 2 FullHD monitors to one Type-C port on Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I've seen multiple questions were people are told you can't really use one port but it depends on your adapter and how you use it. I have a startech USB-C to 3 HDMI adapter: And I've been using this ...
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WiFi connects, no internet

Yesterday my wifi suddenly stopped working on my Mid 2014 MBP, Mojave 10.14.1 Network is up, as other devices can connect, same issue with mobile hotspot. Network diag says there is no issue. The ...
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Do I have enough evidence to conclude that my 2017 MacBook Air's problem is in the logic board? [duplicate]

I'm trying to revive a MacBook Air 2017 that suffered a liquid spill (diet Crystal Light on the keyboard). After a week of drying, open, in an aggressively dehumidified room, it started up and behaved ...
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USB-C wifi interference: VGA adapter recommendation (Macbook pro 2018) [duplicate]

I just got a new MacBook Pro and bought this USB-C to VGA adapter to connect it to an external display (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076X2XS9R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#...
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Apps crashes after Memory Upgrade

I have MBP late 2011 that was 4GB RAM. So I upgraded it to 16GB. It boots fine and I can use with Firefox and some other apps, but when I try to use it with some apps (Android Studio and XCode) those ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro (2018 13") Keyboard lag?

I noticed that there's a small lag (~1 second) when entering text after the keyboard backlight is gone off. I have set to turn off keyboard lights after 10 seconds of inactivity (attached screenshot)....
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How to turn autocomplete off in safari browser? [closed]

I have developed a website, in every page there is a search input filed. By typing up its shows the suggestions which match from the searched string. In the chrome browser, when i was typing anything ...
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Password protect disk images on Mac from deleting

I know that I can create a password protected dmg file with more folders in it. But I want to know if there's a way through which I can prevent any action on the dmg file itself. Because right now, if ...
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Define keyboard shortcut [closed]

I have bought the Microsoft designer keyboard that contains some useful shortcuts, but this shortcut doesn't work on mac, so I want to configure them myself, the problem that I tried to set them in ...
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How to use USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro running on Mojave

I need to create a wifi from the wifi my computer get, I bought a tp link USB adapter, used the USB to USB-c MacBook Pro adapter and connected it to my computer, then I downloaded the drivers but I ...
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Travelling with a Macbook Air

When travelling to a foreign country my notebook loads websites in that country and language. I want it to continue with my home country sites and not have it know I have changed countries. How?
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Mac Mini and MacBook Pro shared setup (USBc, Bluetooth, KVM) [duplicate]

I have the latest Mac mini and a 2016 MacBook Pro. An important part of this problem is it has a USBc connection to the Monitor and ideally its a bluetooth solution. I use the Macbook Pro for work ...
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Time Machine says “not enough space” but there is (USB connected drive)

I read the thread for a large network-connected drive but I think it did not answer my question. MacbookPro (23 inch, 2017) with 10.13 uses an external drive for backup. The computer has about 90 ...
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I bought a 'new' MacBook Pro from 3rd party. It came in a refurbished box, but they insist it was 'new' How do I know if this really is new or used?

When I received the MacBook, it was in a 2016 refurbished apple MacBook Pro box even though the MacBook I received is a 2017 version. Are there any options that I have, to confirm whether this is a ...
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Need a Java Solution to list Hardware Addresses of all the Network Interfaces on OS X [closed]

We have a utility which generates the license key based on a hardware-address provided to it. Hardware-address is manually provided by running ifconfig on Terminal and picking any random Network ...
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Some MBP keys won't work after logging in

I have a 13 inch mid 2012 MBP, I'm having problems with some of my keys, some of my keys don't work such as u I O j k L m, but the wierd thing is that they work perfectly fine during the login screen, ...
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Battery Not Charging, remains at 0% [duplicate]

I have an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, which I hard-restarted earlier (holding the power button) due to a software crash. It turned off just fine but refused to turn back on again (no backlight, no ...