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All external SSD work to load MacOS for Macbook [closed]

I will boot my mac from an external SSD only. My question is that all external SSD is compatible to work with this mac to load OS without any difficulty or issue for development purposes? Thanks! My ...
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Time Machine says “There isn't enough space” and says I need 50 petabytes available to back up a one terabyte drive

Time Machine hasn't backed up for a week. It says "There isn't enough space," and yet there is plenty. I'm backing up to a Western Digital My Passport with 5 TB capacity and 4.81 TB free. ...
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Macbook Pro 16“ fried all USB-C ports after using a Samsung 43” monitor

I'm trying to understand what happened to my MBP because it's a rather weird situation. I hooked my MBP to a Samsung CJ89 43" monitor directly through USB type C. It worked for a while and then ...
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MacBook pro 2017 touch bar model.. Horizontal Lines on screen

While logging in initially the screen doesn't show problems but soon as time moves after some minutes horizontal lines start appearing in the bottom of screen of black or multi colored that progresses ...
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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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How to prevent MacBook Pro from powering up by pressing any key?

When MacBook Pro 2018 is completely shut down, it will power up by simply opening the lid, pressing any key, or tapping the trackpad, which is very annoying. I managed to make it not power up when the ...
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Macbook Air intermittently can't find startup disk

About six months ago, my Macbook Air started having a strange issue where it would often not be able to find the startup disk, giving me the flashing question mark. Initially, I was convinced the hard ...
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Running Macbook with 7.3v battery & AC power adapter

MacBook Pro 2013 non retina device has a defective battery which outputs only 7.3 volts. The Macbook cannot run only on the battery - it requires the AC power adapter to be plugged in to power the ...
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13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro has incorrect “default scaling” value (compared to 2012 MBP)

I'm having a rather strange issue. When I opened my 13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro, right out the box everything seemed rather small. I went into the display settings and noticed the display setting was set ...
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External NVMe Sabrent SSD not recognised by Catalina Macbook Pro 16" over USB-C, only USB-A

I recently bought a 2TB SSD hard drive, placed it in a USB 3.1 enclosure and formatted it to Mac OS Extended (Encrypted). I began to do a straight copy from another SSD (Sata), both connected via USB-...
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How functional is the airbar? How does it affect aesthetics? [closed]

How functional is the airbar? How does it affect aesthetics? Its no secret that no touchscreen on Macs is a point of controversy - some love it, some hate it. One of the proposed solutions I have ...
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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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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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Which MacBook Air models use an SSD compatible with my mid-2013 11" A1465?

I got a damaged MacBook Air for free a few years ago with the screen not working and the SSD missing. I got it fixed and working with a USB3 external drive and it's been great for years. Now I'm ...
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The say Command is not Working in High Sierra

I recently upgraded my MacBook to High Sierra (from El Cap). It appears I can no longer use the say command. When I enter a simple command $ say -v "Alex" "Test" [...hangs...] $ sudo say -v "Alex" ...
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How to disable the Macbook internal display and only use the external display on Snow Leopard?

Preferably without having to reboot etc, use magnets, or open/close the lid + waking it via USB peripherals I would like to have my MacBook display in "projector only" mode. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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I have a MB Pro w/Cat 10.15.5-keeps shutting down. It says “loading photos”, goes black & restarts back to my sign in

panic(cpu 6 caller 0xffffff7f879a1ad5): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from com.apple.WindowServer in 120 seconds service: com.apple.logd, total successful checkins since wake (...
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How to change the charging chime on MBP (PowerChime.app)

Many people want to disable the charging chime introduced with the USB-c MBP's (and some enable on non-USB-c). I, however, want to change the chime. Sadly however I can't change anything in "...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2015) Catalina bluetooth issues

My MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 was working without any problems until I've updated it to 10.15.5 Under Bluetooth section in System Report there was "No information found" message. Tried ...
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Ignore “prevent sleep” request from a specific app

I sometimes have the problem that my macbook won't sleep, even with the lid closed. After some investigation I tracked the problem down to Spotify app; when the app is open, even if no song is playing,...
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Force URL link to open with a specific browser

I've created a URL link in my dock, however, the link only opens with the default browser. I have safari, Firefox, and chrome (latest being the default) installed in my machine. I'm wondering if ...
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MacBook doesn't remember Screen Orientation

I've got at work two external displays + a MBP 13" 2017. (OS: Mojave 10.14.1 Beta) The monitors are both BenQ (GL2450), connected via HDMI to a Thunderbolt 3 port. (one through hub, one through plain ...
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Macbook Pro 2018: No Sound over Displayport after sleep

i use a Macbook Pro 2018 13" with the last Mojave Version. For better work, i use the LG 34WK95U-W as external Monitor over Thunderbolt 3. Always is fine. The Macbook is still loading over the Monitor ...
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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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16" MacBook Pro Doesn't Wake Up Screen on LG 5K External Monitor

I keep running into a frustrating situation. Here's what's going on. Step 1 - I leave my 2019 16" MacBook Pro plugged into an LG 5K Ultrafine monitor. After a while, the screen and the laptop go to ...
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MacBook Air 2020 (i5, 16GB, 512GB) uses a lot of battery while sleeping

Few days ago I received my new Macbook Air and I noticed that it just eats battery. But to have some numbers I charged it to 100% and then I closed the lid. After 6h20m I opened it and it had only 85% ...
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Can't install macOS on macbook air a1237

I bought a macbook air with ubuntu on it and now I want to install macOS and I cant do it. I tried installing High Sierra, Catalina, Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Mojave (show Apple logo when i start ...
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How to use iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) as a second monitor for Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2020)? [duplicate]

I bought Thunderbolt 3 (USB-c) to Thunderbolt 2 by Apple and Thunderbolt Cable (0,5m). Cmd+F2 doesn't work for me. I guess it's just because Apple now prevents to use old iMacs as monitor with new ...
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having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password

having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password. after login in it cant display videos and also display ...
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Very Odd Right-Click Behaviour on MBP 16

MBP 16 Catalina 10.15.5 Problem "Odd Behaviour" Right-click (2-finger tap on trackpad) URL or text. Whole URL is auto-highlighted and auto-selected (see image below): When I click "...
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disable speakers on macbook pro touch bar 2017 Mojave

how to fix disable speacker on macbook touchbar 2017,the speaker is not working and there is no sound? do i have upgrade software? anyone can help me
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13” MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 with U2720Q

Does anyone know if the 13 inch MacBook Pro (late 2013) work with Dell U2720Q 4k monitor? Of course I won’t be using it at the full resolution but rather FHD or QHD, with the laptop itself closed. ...
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Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro Retina Won't Power On

It worked fine prior to vacation, never used it while away, schlepped it in computer bag, only removed from bag at airport security on the way there, and again on the way back. I know the bag didn't ...
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MacBook Pro randomly discharges from 100% to ~90% when plugged

My 15 inch 2018 Mac Book Pro with Mojave 10.14 randomly starts draining battery when plugged in. When I try to move the cable, change the power cable to a different USB slot nothing helps. The battery ...
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2018 Macbook Display Problem, The white color is glowing

I have this display problem in my 2018 Macbook Pro Some white colours displaying glowing light. This happen wether I disable true tone, night shift, and adjusting my brightness doesn't resolve it A ...
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kernel_task writes huge amounts of data to disk (> 1TB) - how to diagnose?

My MacBook (2016 with TouchBar) running macOS 10.13 has a 512GB SSD. Looking at the activity monitor after a couple of weeks of uptime (most of it spent in standby), kernel_task shows 1.43TB (!) of ...
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How to resolve Issue with SSD with Folder with Question Mark Issue?

I am using the A1502 with 256GB SSD. I am getting the Folder with Question Mark Issue as soon i am booting my machine. After going through the recovery option (Opt + R) the mac is not detecting the ...
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How to undo this - set default finder window size?

I have set default finder window size using this. But I don't want this, how can I undo this setting I have used the following steps to set finder windows size.
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Unable to format internal drive as APFS on 2018 MacBook Pro

I’ve recently ran a semi-routine clean install on my 2018 MacBook Pro. This involves the following steps (in the given order): Creating a USB installer with the latest macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Booting ...
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External WD Drive showing read only

I have WD External SSD Drive and macOS Catalina. The drive is formatted in ExFAT Initially, I used my external drive 2-3 times and it was working fine. Suddenly today I am not able to write anything ...
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macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon. It used a 250GB ...
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How to install Git Extension on MacOS?

I need to install GitExtension on MacOS, but I can't find any info about this. I found this link https://sourceforge.net/projects/gitextensions/ after download I get compressed folder there is ...
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Files in Desktop cannot be edited in macOS Catalina

I cannot open, change, edit, write, or read any of the files in my desktop. I have pictures on my desktop but when I attempt to open them, this error appears: "The file “FileName” couldn’t be opened....
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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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How to get rid of the third party profiler 'SearchArchive'

Last couple of months I am facing the trouble with SearchArchive that changes my default search engine and let not edit. I found a profile created as the image in the mac profiles. When I delete that, ...
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How do i fix my MacBook Pro 13 from malware attack?

On opening Safari it takes me to Yahoo and I have tried to clear extensions yet it doesn't work. Now, I can't see any extensions under it's tab as well.
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Macbook Pro fans spinning until I close the lid

TLDR : Fans randomly start spinning like crazy and calm down only if I close the lid. Hello there ! At work, I have a MacBook Pro 15" mid-2015 (2,5GHz Intel Core i7, 16Gb 1600MHz DDR3). I have ...
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How to prevent screen lock when MacBook AC adapter is unplugged?

I use my MacBook connected to an external monitor via HDMI with the lid closed, and plugged in to AC power (in closed clamshell mode). If I disconnect the power cord (usually happens accidentally), ...
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Starting a call from MacBook - Your iPhone needs to use the same iCloud and Facetime

I'm trying to start a call on iPhone 11 using MacBook Pro on macOS Catalina, however I'm getting an error message that says "Your iPhone needs to use the same iCloud and Facetime". I've ...
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MacBook Pro freezing in games with eGpu

At staram this is my MacBook spec: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) CPU 2,6 6 core Intel Core i7 RAM 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB + Radeon Pro 560X 4GB Now let's jump to eGPU spec:...

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