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Catalina Dynamic Wallpaper doesn't change with the time of the day

Both Apple stock dynamic wallpapers aren't changing accordingly to the time of the day. For example Catalina Dynamic wallpaper is stuck during the day in one picture and it doesn't change and ...
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Save screenshot with document name and page

Is it possible to add the document name and document page when I do screenshots? So, if I open a PDF and do a screenshot at page 6, I will have: Document Name | Page 6 | Screen Shot 2012-06-12 at 8....
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Audio clicking/popping sound when audio starts (Macbook Pro 13" 2020)

I've bought a new Macbook Pro 13" 2020, which I got this Tuesday. I've had some issues with it making a clicking noise every time audio starts. It happens when I start a Youtube video, but I've also ...
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Sudden reboot and install screen on login

I just logged in to my MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina. While entering my password my desktop background disappeared, leaving a white background. On pressing enter, the machine suddenly rebooted. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 retina randomly freezing, trying to pinpoint the issue (not sleep related)

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2015, fresh install of latest Catalina) freezes randomly. It requires a hard shutdown (power button for > 5 secs) and then it takes a while to turn on. The MacBook ...
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“No output device found” still on 10.15.5

I bought my new Macbook Pro 13" 2020 recently and got it this tuesday. I've had this issue a couple of times now with "No output device found" in my sound preferences. So I see this is a general ...
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Wi-Fi: no hardware installed [duplicate]

WiFi on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) has stopped working. When I click the WiFi button I see the message "Wi-Fi: no hardware installed" I have attempted many things, including other questions ...
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MacBook is displaying the message “no hardware installed” when I click on Wi-Fi

I have a MacBook Pro 2009 running MacOS El Capitan. Recently the Wi-Fi has stopped working. When I click on the Wi-Fi icon it displays the message "No hardware installed", but Ethernet still works. ...
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Can't boot up mac stuck in 'No Bootable Device error' Mac Book Pro Late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro 13-Inch Late 2011 (MacbookPro 8,1) with Bootcamp installed.I have been using Mac OS High Sierra and Windows 10. Once When I boot into Windows 10, an error shows up 'No Bootable ...
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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 - MacBook Pro Retina, mid 2015 - dual screen bug

Since updating to Catalina two months ago I have had this problem: My MacBook Pro HDMI output is attached to a NEC monitor. Every time I log in on my standard account the monitors are mirrored and ...
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Is it normal the USB flash drive or microSDXC drive plugged into a Macbook Pro is very hot?

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro, and sometimes I plug in a USB Flash drive (the tiny ones) or microSDXC flash drive (microSDXC together with a USB adapter). But even if I don't use the drive at all, just ...
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What is it that prevents using a 3rd party SSD in a 2015 rMBP?

I bought an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina model with the 128GB SSD and have been wondering what to do if I need more disk space.. then I found out that it's currently not quite possible to just stick ...
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How to remove the wallpaper from the bootscreen on FileVault 2?

I have an Early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro and, as I take it with me places, I keep FileVault enabled. However, I don't like the boot screen having a wallpaper on it, or the fact that it shows my ...
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How to connect external display to MacBook Pro without a cable?

I have MacBook Pro 16” and want to connect an external display, but it is not convenient for me to plug in a cable to my MacBook. Is there a some way to use a wireless connection? I don’t expect 4 or ...
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Why do keyboard functions/bluetooth not work after Win 10 only install?

Recently had Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro but the keyboard keys (except the power button, oddly) does not work. Neither does Bluetooth. The drivers all seemed to properly install with ...
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Target Display Mode not working on MacBook Pro 13" 2020

I am using a 2011 iMac as an external monitor (and speakers) for my MacBook Pro (2014) on a daily basis. Last week, I upgraded to the 2020 MBP 13". The new MBPs with USB-C are supposed to work with ...
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, I'...
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MacBook pro 15 inch 2019 screen flickers with purple horizontal lines when iPhone is near my MacBook screen

When i bring my iPhone near my MacBook pro screen, the screen flickers with horizontal lines. I have tested the flickering with iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. All the devices are up to ...
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Red pixels on Mojave and Catalina Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 17" dGPU problem [duplicate]

I have bought a Macbook Pro Early 2011 17 inch (A1297) with the known AMD GPU problem. I'd like to fix that in the near future using the Demux or Tiresias solution. Now, before doing that, I tried to ...
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Partition type FFFFFFFF… And “Suspicious MBR at sector 0” error [duplicate]

I have a MBP 2012 with a mac os partition and bootcamp partition. Recently at start up the computer does not recognise the mac os. In recovery mode/disk utility, the partition is greyed out and the ...
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Wifi not connecting after erasing hard drive on Macbook Pro 13" 2019

I just erased my Macbook's hard drive (under MacOS Catalina) with touch bar from 2019. When I turn on the computer I press cmd and R, the planet shows off and I've to select a network to connect to. ...
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What is the difference between processors i5 and i7 of MBP 2020 13 inch?

According to geek bench portal there is no significant performance changes: Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i7, 4 June Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i5 4 June Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i5 7 May Macbook ...
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How to install parallels tools and make my ubuntu desktop full screen?

I have installed parallels desktop to run ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 on my MacBook Pro and after the installation completed, I tried to make it full screen but as the installation of Parallels Tools ...
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How can I free up some space on my EFI partition for dual booting windows

I'm trying to free up my EFI system partition to install windows 10 I've done this Unable to install Windows 8.1 using Bootcamp, system volume doesn't contain required free space? but it only ...
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Avoid automatic shutdown

I have a MacBook Pro running Lion. Usually, I need to run tasks that takes hours... so I just leave the laptop working before going to bed. When I wake up, I notice that it tried to shutdown the ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air?

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) stopped detecting external monitor

My new MacBook Pro suddenly stopped recognizing external monitor (Dell U2515H) after 2 days of normal usage. Yesterday, after I was done with my work, I closed the lid as usual and today, I opened ...
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Am i able to install Win 10 on a Macbook Pro '15 running Catalina (model no. 12,5) with/without bootcamp properly?

I'm running Catalina 10.15 on this 5 year old Macbook Pro, and i was wondering if it could install the free version of Win 10 (possibly upgrading to full Windows 10 Home after) with the installer or ...
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Trying to Analyse a WIFI Hardware Problem

I have a MacBook Pro (13 ", Mid 2012) model running Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave). Of late I'm experiencing a lot of problems with the WIFI hardware frequently "shutting down" or going into a inoperational ...
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How to make and receive calls in MBP via bluetooth?

I used to use the HandsFree 2 app. It worked perfectly and it even recorded calls, incredibly useful. But now in Catalina it crashes and it seems is discontinued. I have been scouring for an ...
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How to reset Mac Catalina password!

I will admit that i was messing around deleting system files, and deleted bunch of files,system asked permission. In a stage I wanted to delete something entered password, didn't accept. Well here ...
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How to differenciate Legitime Kext in Catalina?

Since I have updated to MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 I was notified about the Kext 3rd-party deprecation (Even notifying me I have 2 3rd-Party Kext loading by default at the start-up of the Mac). Since this,...
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Macbook Pro Bluetooth not available after plugging in a dongle

I plugged in a USB Bluetooth dongle into my MacBook Pro 16" late 2019 model and it seems that after unplugging the dongle I am unable to use my Macbook's internal Bluetooth controller. I am not able ...
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Black screen after login with user and password in MacBook Pro

After login I get a black screen, if I connect a external monitor with HDMI it works in the external monitor. If I go in safe mode, the screen of the macbook also works. I already format the HDD and ...
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Wifi failing after update to 10.15.5 - Macbook Pro 15 (2018)

I after an update to 10.15.5 or even 10.15.4, my WiFi has periodically been failing. At first, I thought it could be my internet or access point. At failure, I would test with my mobile phone on ...
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Using iPhone7 as a microphone for MacBook

I want my iPhone7 to be an external mic for my MacBook Pro (2015, OS 10.14.6). I have followed this article - https://www.macworld.com/article/2367142/understanding-the-limitations-of-a-macs-...
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iCloud Drive is always uploading and using resources

My device is MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2017), macOS 10.14.3 with iCloud storage optimisation turned on and Desktop and Documents folders stored in iCloud. Recently I noticed bird and cloudd processes ...
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Mac keeps restarting with kernel panic “UPSB thunderbolt power on failed”

Does anyone know what could be causing this? Happening at least daily now, sometimes multiple times :( Anonymous UUID: 9BD0D242-70AD-9DEC-BCA3-D8DCCE96A963 Sat Oct 6 09:25:04 2018 *** Panic ...
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how to get repeating letters on 2019 16" MacBook Pro keyboard

so, as part of maybe, From which year do MacBook keyboards have no issues? I have tried different settings w/ apple cs the other day to try and get the I, K and L to duplicate as happens to me ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Failed “Unable to complete Touch id enrolment”

Recently I updated my Macbook Pro 2019 2.4 GHz to Catalina-10.15.4. Suddenly I realized that my Touchpad not working properly. I even can't add a new touch id after entering password showing following ...
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Cannot turn Bluetooth off

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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After rotating screen 180 degrees on MacBook Pro scaling does not work

Reprosteps: Go to system prefs Hold CMD and OPT and click on Display Screen rotation appears as option - select 180 degrees Select one of the scaling options Expected: Scaling changes. Actual: ...
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Possible to quarter step increment on brightness, volume and backlight with a Touch Bar MacBook Pro?

Previously on my MacBook Air 2013 I was able to increment/decrement screen brightness, volume and the keyboard backlight in quarter steps when pressing ⌥+⇧ and a media key. This doesn't seem to work ...
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Is there any macOS snipping app can take picture with lower resolution

The native snipping tool in macOS takes an image with the full original pixel. when I paste it to use, the resolution is a little too big to web blog or in Microsoft-word, I need to resize it smaller ...
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Plugging anything into Thunderbolt inc bare cables causes kernel task overload

I have a 15" Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro (2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM), and have been trying to solve my kernel task nightmare for years. I've read every article and forum post on the ...
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Is it actually safe for battery health to keep power adapter plugged if MacBook is charged (Mac OS10.15.5 )? [duplicate]

Sometimes I do small gaming on my MacBook Pro and it discharges quite quickly while running games. I understand that this is normal for every laptop. But in the latest update 10.15.5, there is a "...
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MacBook Pro Retina and 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D) now showing “scaling options” in display

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014 running OSX Yosemite (10.10.1). I have connected an external 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D), but I'm struggling to set the correct resolution. When I open "display" ...

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