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After installation of new SSD, Macbook Pro 15" Retina won't wake up after it goes to sleep mode

My old 256GB SSD died, and I've brought a new SSD with 512GB. After installing new SSD and OS, everything works just fine. But now I have this issue with sleep mode: Macbook goes to sleep, it won't ...
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How can I charge my MacBook Pro at work?

I have a 15" 2019 MBP and want to be able to charge it at work without carrying my adapter and cable back and forth. At work I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 and two Dell monitors (one is HDMI, the other ...
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Mozilla like Dynamic bookmarks in Safari browser

I was using Mozilla previously and Mozilla has a very good bookmark feature, also known as dynamic bookmark. It would allow me to pass a variable to a bookmarked URL and the variable's value will be ...
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Macbook Pro Booting Issue

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014. Off late, whenever i put my mac to sleep and when i try to wake it up, it doesnt! I need restart it, but then it takes lot of time and just hangs at the end ...
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Can I replace a “UK” keyboard layout` Macbook Pro 2016 top case with a “US” top case?

Is it possible to replace my UK layout top case with a new US top case? Also is it possible to replace this 2016 model top case with a 2018 top case?
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Not Admin | Firmware password error | Recovery Mode wont boot

This probably sounds pretty sketchy, so I’ll preface my question with a brief run down of how I got here... Pretty sure I was hacked... It’s a mid-2012 running High Sierra on a SSD harrdrive. ...
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Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter for docking station [on hold]

I have an older MacBook Air that uses Thunderbolt 2 and I was wondering if I get a male to male adapter for Thunderbolt 3, would this allow me to use a docking station I have that uses Thunderbolt 3?
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PowerPoint for Mac - How Can I Create “Export to Word” functionality

In PowerPoint for Mac 2016 the ability to export/create handouts in Word is gone. Is it possible to recreate this functionality with a Macro?
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MacBook12 (early 2016) compatible with LG UltraFine 5K 27"?

Is the Macbook12 early 2016 compatible with a LG UltraFine 5K 27"? If yes, at which resolution and hz will it run? Will the Macbook be charged while connected to the Monitor? I found this post: https:...
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MacBook Pro strange white screen upon rebooting mouse and trackpad not working

My MacBook Pro 2016 keyboard and trackpad is not working but the Touch Bar is works fine. The below images show what’s showing up when starting: The only similar problem that I found on the net is ...
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Playing audio from laptop onto phone

My laptop sound is broken think it’s the soundcard. Headphones and laptop speakers do not work or even show up on audio output. Is there a way to Bluetooth the sound to my phone and listen to from ...
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Why is my screen changing colors when the cursor flashes?

I currently have a MacBook Pro latest model. I am developing using a program with a bright yellow block cursor that flashes on and off once a second. The application window are grey/blue when the ...
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2nd monitor is mirroring the first external monitor

For years I've been using a Dell U2515H monitor as external display for my Macbook Pro. Yesterday I purchased a second monitor (exactly the same) and connected it through HDMI to my Macbook Pro (2018) ...
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Is there a way to tell a Macbook to bump up the clock speed of the processor?

I have a Macbook 12 inch that has a processor (CPU) running at 1.2GHz but with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz. It is feeling a little slow sometimes, probably because it is running at 1.2GHz and not doing ...
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Small bump in my 15" MacBook Pro 2018

I finally upgraded from my old MBP 2015 and got the 2018 15" base model. So far I'm in love with this machine, clean thin design and very performant (the addition of a 6 core CPU and DDR4 RAMS is much ...
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2015 MacBook Pro 13“ screen on a 2015 MacBook Air 13”

Can I replace the display in my 2015 MacBook Air 13" for a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" one? Would it work?
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2015 MBP shutdown/boot problems - “X86PlatformPlugin Result 0” messages

I have a 2015 15" MacBook Pro (full specs- i7, GPU, 1 TB) running latest Mojave. I have verbose mode enabled for shutdown/boot. Basically, shutdown and boot sometimes take minutes (occasionally five ...
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Unable to use external monitor's full resolution using Macbook Pro

I recently bought a new 2019 MacBook Pro. It working as expected. I use my HP 22Es for majority of my work. Very unfortunately, my MBP is unable to detect the 1920x1080 resolution of external display. ...
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Make mousing over a new window or screen change the focus to that window? [duplicate]

I have a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro. Frequently, when I move my mouse from one monitor to another, I'll assume I'm now working in the window my mouse is over, but find myself typing and ...
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“No signal” at external display connecting to MacBook Pro using DisplayPort

I’ll be really grateful for any recommendations in solving the problem of connecting an external monitor to MacBook Pro using a miniDisplayPort / DisplayPort cable. For a long time I used AOC I2369VM ...
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I have MBA 201410.14 beta os 128 GB

My mac slow down all of a sudden as. I had updated from high Serra to Mohave few day back. When I check d for activity monitor my kernal task was using 70% of CPU usage. Then I tried updating ...
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How to make Bluetooth headphones appear in Sound Output

I have a new pair of Cowin bluetooth headphones that work just fine with my iPhone but when I connect to my Macbook running Catalina Beta they don't appear as an option to choose for Sound output/...
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Macbook Pro 2013 no longer boots

My MacBook Pro 2013 no longer boots. I've tried different modes like safe boot, utility menu, boot from other device,... but I instantly get a white screen. Wiping the NVRAM, removing the battery or ...
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Macbook pro wont turn on?

My mac wont turn on, first the battery indicator only blinking, after SMC reset and unplug the battery than plug again, my laptop turn on, after turn on, i tried tu shutdown to put plat cover. after ...
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Mac Reset Password Isn't Working

It's very often that I have to reset my Mac password using recovery mode as I keep using fingerprint to login. If I shut down my computer after prolonged use of fingerprint, the machine asks for a ...
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Can I get any compensation for 2-week turnaround on 2015 MacBook Pro battery recall?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro (still under AppleCare) that is covered under the battery recall issue. However, the machine is my primary work computer, and the Apple Store has said that they have to ship ...
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MacBook Pro screen broken and was using 2nd monitor fine until I started the process of turning FileVault on

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with a broken screen (most of it is black and not visible). Before I had it set up where I would just turn it on, connect my HDMI cable to TV or Monitor and it would show ...
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Moving photos from MacBook download folder to desktop and Photos

I would like to move photographs from a professional photographer to my desktop as well as into Photo. Please tell me how to do that.
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Unable to Bootcamp mid-2011 MacBook Pro

I have been trying to get Windows running on my MacBook Pro after I deleted linux. I have the disk back to 2 partitions and bootcamp assistant tells me that it is unable to partition the boot volume ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 SSD > MacBook Pro Early 2013?

BLUF: Can I use the SSD out of a MacBook Air in a MacBook Pro 13? I have a road worn but otherwise fine MacBook Pro 13"/Early 2013. About a year ago it started having issues with crashes and hangs. I ...
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How to make VirtualBox / Ubuntu work well with Retina display on the Mac?

I am running VirtualBox 6.0 and Utbuntu 19.04, and it is showing the screen really small as it doesn't seem to adjust to the Retina display. So I have to use VirtualBox's View -> Scale to make the ...
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Unable to open Seagate HDD in MacBook Air running on macOS Mojave 10.14 (Using Paragon NTFS for Mac)

Please advise on how to open the HDD again. This previously worked fine and also HDD works on Windows 10. I am using Paragon NTFS for Mac to read the HDD.
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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How to turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen on battery power?

I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to ...
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How can I encrypt or prevent access to a user's files to another user in the system?

I need to take my macbook pro (MBP 15 mid 2015) to a mac repair shop for a screen replacement. I don't want to leave my files exposed to another user in the system. I plan to create a second admin ...
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [closed]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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MacBook Pro sleeps unexpectedly and runs fans at high speed, even after SMC reset

My MacBook Pro (15 in Retina, early 2013, macOS 10.14.5) sleeps unexpectedly, although there is enough charge in the battery. To wake it up, I must connect the power supply. Furthermore, the fans run ...
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Mac screen sharing only shows the sharing application

I've done my best to search around Google and stackexchange but haven't found anything mentioning what I'm experiencing. We have a (pretty much brand new) Macbook Pro that is expierencing issues with ...
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How to enable Autoboot for old MacBook Air?

MacBooks released in and after 2016 have a feature that enables them to boot as soon as the lid is opened. I wanted to replicate the feature on my 2013 MacBook Air (MacOS Catalina Public Beta 5), so I ...
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fsroot count invalid every time I install High Sierra

MacBook Pro7,1 2TB Crucial SSD High Sierra fsroot count invalid I have a MacBook Pro7,1 (13" Mid-2010). I recently replaced the 512GB hard drive with a 2TB SSD from Crucial memory. I'm trying to ...
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Can I upgrade the memory in a MacBook Pro 2019?

my Mac is a MacBook Pro 2019 I do not have any information about Mac or cp. I am using R and I am running a heavy model, but I can not get a result because of lack of memory. Is there any way to fix ...
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OSX password issue with special chars in recovery mode

I had an issue with my MacBook (latest version) and I tried restarting in recovery mode (cmd+r). The issue is that my password contains a special character (umbreakable space) for security reasons ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2011 - External Microphone is not recognized

I can't find the microphone from the headset either in system preferences or in the hardware list. My headset cable has 3 lines as required. The mic works well on my phone for example. Any tips? ...
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Increasing screen resolution to 1920x1080 in Macbook Air

Is it possible to change the maximum resolution of MacBook Air 13" (2015), by replacing its panel (i.e. screen)? The model only supports 1440x900. What I want to achieve is making the resolution of ...
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How to disable vertical scrolling while horizontal scrolling is in progress using the trackpad on a Macbook?

Macbook trackpad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. But when I try to do horizontal scrolling, some vertical scrolling also taking place unintentionally (may be my finger movements are no ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 13 inch - Display turns off whenever I physically adjust it

Whenever I try to adjust the angle of my screen my display just turns off. I know the Macbook itself doesn't turn off because I can still hear sound and the keyboard is still lit up. But if I try to ...
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Will backing up files also include files that are marked for deletion?

If i use Time Machine to back up my data to an additional disk, will the backup also contain files marked for deletion that have not been overwritten yet? To clarify, I do not mean files in the ...
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Moving hard drive to another laptop. (similar model)

I am trying to take the hard drive from a Macbook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2) and put this hard drive into a Macbook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1)....