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Kernel panic appears without any reason

I need your help. My MacBook Pro 13" from 2017 sometimes just shuts down without any reason and the error code after the next boot is a kernel panic. I can't find the exactly same error code online, I ...
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MacBook no longer mirrors audio to external screen when it is closed

This problem is driving me absolutely insane. When I connect my Mac to a tv via HDMI, it displays and correctly routes the audio through the TV as expected, with me being able to toggle between the ...
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If I shut down my MacBook and don't wait 60 seconds have I stopped it saving to iCloud?

I was working on a project yesterday and when I finished I decided to shut my MacBook down without waiting 60 seconds. I had just assumed everything was saved to iCloud already but when I turned it ...
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Cmd-Tab loses focus after recent update

Model: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) Cmd-Tab to an application does not keep focus on the app. I have to click on the application for it to get focussed on. Can someone help ...
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Scrolling with MacBook trackpad: Is it possible to do with only one finger while a key pressed?

The normal way to scroll on a MacBook trackpad is to use two-finger scrolling. Is it possible to scroll with one finger as follows: Press and hold a key-modifier (e.g. ctrl/alt etc). Scroll using ...
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Can I use a 2016 MacBook pro charger on a 2019 MacBook Pro

I’m borrowing a 16 inch 2019 MacBook Pro while my 2016 is in the shop, I figured I could use the same charger being USB-C and it would just charge slow but it doesn’t seem to be charging at all... is ...
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On Macbook Pro with 2 HDMI monitors, is it possible to associate the USB-C/HDMI with a desktop/monitor?

On Macbook Pro with 2 HDMI monitors via 2 USB-C/HDMI adapters. I have multiple desktop's on each display. The macbook itself always has the same desktops on, but my two HDMI monitors periodically/...
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How to unmute headphones by default when plugged into MacBook Pro?

Each time the mac is turned on, and the headphones are plugged in, they are muted by default on my MacBook Pro. I need to unmute them every time in System Preference-> Sound -> Output. I have thus two ...
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Can’t boot up Macbook after failed reinstall

Yesterday I got my first MacBook Pro mid 2015 in very good condition. Everything was working fine until I decided to do a fresh start and reinstall the OS. I booted up in Recovery Mode in Disk ...
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TimeMachine in the “Cleaning Up…” state forever

My TimeMachine is in the cleanup state for a long time (several days). The backup is to an external drive and the disk on the mac laptop is less than 500 GB. It usaually takes much less time to clean ...
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Data recovery from Apple MacBook Pro with T1 and T2 & Customer Data Migration Tool (LifeBoat)

There is a lot of fuzz since Apple introduced non-removable SSDs in 2016. If you are spilling water or dropping the notebook it might be a problem to recover the data, as the SSDs are proprietary (...
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Cursor on Macbook Pro stucks (or trembling without response)

I have a very weird issue on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014). While using the trackpad, mouse cursor stuck or becomes super laggy for no reason. The only way to come back is if I will close ...
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Re-install MacOS with bootable USB

I'm trying to reinstall MacOS Catalina on a second hand Macbook Pro 2019. I cannot access Disk Utils in any way specified on the web. Only option that is available is Internet Recovery and I face an "...
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Opening multiple outlook windows on macbook Pro

I'm running Microsoft Outlook on Mac Book Pro 2015. How do I open multiple windows of it? On windows I could open outlook multiple times. Can i do this on Mac?
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Unreliable WiFi on MacBook: how can I measure how “unreliable” it is?

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has WiFi problems. It sometimes takes 30 seconds to connect, and even once connected the WiFi will occasionally lock up and have to reconnect. I've also seen hints that, ...
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15.4" Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012): Broken metal pieces from connector on the motherboard

Yesterday I was replacing the housing on my 15.4" Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) (A1398). When I was removing the Logic-board, I broke this little metal parts from one connector. I don't actually know ...
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Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug?

I have a brand-new 16" MacBook Pro. I’ve installed Pock (https://pock.dev/) to put the Dock and some tool buttons into the touchbar, but the following issue seems to happen independently of whether ...
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High-quality mono in Bluetooth headphones on Macbook

I just connected a Bluetooth headset (Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless) to my OSX Sierra Macbook for the first time, mostly without issue. Then I realised my "Play stereo audio as mono" setting (...
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MacBook Pro: Glitch/Copy of closed Window - Graphic card or monitor defect

I have issues with my Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15.4" (16GB RAM, i7 2.6Ghz, 500GB Flash Drive, Dual Graphic: Intel + Nvidia GT 650M) Whenever I open and close any of the application, it still stays ...
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Esc button from touchbar has disappeared

After a clean reinstall of OSX Catalina 10.15.2 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), Esc button from the touchbar has disappeared. I don't have any 3rd party tool or app installed. Any idea on how to ...
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Macbook air keeps disconnecting audio source

I have a new Macbook Air (2019 version) with macOS Catalina. My issue is that it keeps disconnecting the audio output I'm using. This has been occurring ever since I bought the mac 3 weeks ago, ...
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Disconnecting external display without unplugging - turning off monitor doesn't work

I run two external displays off my macbook pro 16" but when I'm not working, I much prefer disconnecting from them and using my MBP as my sole screen. Constantly disconnecting them from the ports is a ...
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MacBook Pro is constantly in kernel panic, freezing or entering restart loop

2018 MacBook Pro 15” model a1990 Is shutting off by itself. Fans run at full speed and it turns off. Some times I am able to login for a minute at most, other times it enters a infinite restart loop. ...
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Can I put heavy keyboard on the macbook pro?

I recently bought Massdrop Alt High Profile keyboard. It's pretty heavy at 43oz or 1.3Kg (the weight equal two or three normal mechanical keyboards). My question is, can I put it on the MacBook Pro ...
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Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac?

In order to save energy I consider pulling the power cord out of the wall after my Mac has been recharges. Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac?
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What SSD can I install in a Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 without affecting its sleep functionality?

I want to upgrade the 128 GB SSD that comes with my Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 to a higher capacity. I've seen several options from brands such as OWC and Transcend, but I've read that after ...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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How to Make Catalina Macbook WiFI Connect to Specific Access Point / BSSID

I need to connect to a semi-public WiFi (Optimum's WiFi for their customers) and I keep associating with the "wrong" access point. Here's the issue, I'm running Catalina on an 2018 MBP. Running ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I have an Early 2015 13" MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB. I'm trying to figure out what its capabilities are in terms of connecting two external monitors. First, if I just used the ...
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How do I change the brightness button to scroll lock button?

I recently bought a PSPY keyboard and I tried to turn on the light on the keyboard. It connects to my Mac which runs 10.15 Catalina. I tried doing FN + ScrollLock, but it only brightened by laptop. ...
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MacOS 10.15.3 Update Can't Be Installed

I tried to install the last update of macOS but it gives me this error, Can anyone help me with that? Note: I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2014
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Macbook Pro 2014 doesn't recognize internal display

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2014 running macOS Catalina 10.15.3 A few years ago, I dropped it, and broke the screen, then bought a replacement screen and repaired it myself. Until today, I had no ...
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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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A keychain cannot be found to store “NETWORK.”

I just recently purchased a refurbished MacBook Air from Apple running Sierra. For the most part it is functioning just how I would expect it to, except for the following: for certain networks (it ...
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How to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina?

I tried to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina as I used to do in Mojave (that worked fine) but my dynamic wallpaper will display the following option as you can see the picture (bugged). and ...
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Thunderbolt Ethernet and external monitor causes screen glitches (MBP2013)

I'm using an official Apple thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter and also connecting to an external monitor via the other thunderbolt port. I'm using a MacBook Pro, late 2013, with and updated Mojave. ...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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MacBook Pro OSCatalina Sleep fail - Wakes from Sleep Mode like every 15 minutes [duplicate]

My notebook keeps waking like crazy in sleep mode. I've tried this to prevent it, but nothing seems to work so far: - Close all opened apps. - Disable WiFi & Bluetooth (nor WOL or wake from ...
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No backlight on Macbook Pro 2015 and backlight fuse is burned out

My Macbook pro has no backlight (you can see a dim image). I checked the backlight fuse on the logic board and it's burned out. I heard Apple recommends replacing both logic board and display to fix ...
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Interference on 4k Samsung display connected to Macbook Pro 2016

We have a Samsung 4K 28" UE590 display that's connected to a Macbook Pro 13" 2016 with an Apple USB-C to HDMI multiport adaptor. The whole setup is on a glass table. We're getting huge amounts of ...
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Shutdown and ASD errors on late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro

My Late 2013 Retina MBP is shutting down randomly. It gets a blank screen, and the keyboard is lit up for about 10 seconds, and then it powers down. There is no kernel panic, and nothing in the logs ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

I went through a similar question, but the answer was informing how to hide the monitor, but not how to disable it. I do not want any new windows to creep into the laptop display when the external ...
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Is there a way to change the icon(s) or text from the Apple Startup Manager on the new Macbook PRO 2019?

I have a MacbookPro16,1 (2019) configured in dual-boot (MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 and Windows 10). I would like to change the icons presented on the Mac Startup Manager and, if possible, the text as well....
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Which 27" iMac can be used as external display on a MaBook Pro Mid 2015?

What is the latest 27" iMac model which can be used as an external display on a MaBook Pro 15" Mid 2015? And can I run latest macOS on both MBP and iMac to have this working or need to use older ...
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Button on touchbar is randomly activated without being pressed [duplicate]

Recently, I encountered some weird interaction with my MacBook Pro 13 with touchbar. Initially, I used Pock to customize my touchbar with macOS dock. My button on the touchbar randomly activated such ...
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What does this mean and how can I get it off my computer?

What does this mean and how can I get it off my computer?
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Find my Mac / BootCamp

If I have Find my set up and Bootcamp installed as well, will my computer be trackable when on Windows? What happens if a thief steals my device and remains in Windows all the time, or deletes macOS ...
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Getting prohibited sign with apple logo on start up of Macbook pro 2012 non-retina

Background: My macbook pro start to become unpredictable in beginning, sometime really slow, unusable slow and sometimes it starts work normally. I tried first aid from SSD but nothing wrong. After ...
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MacBook Air issue

I have been experiencing difficulty with my MacBook Air and decided again to try and investigate/repair In short, it does not turn on whatsoever. I have taken apart the unit and the moisture ...
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Macbook air built in trackpad not detected

I have an macbook air early 2015. When I go to trackpad settings it only tries to detect bluetooth trackpad. My built in trackpad works fine but is not detected in preferences. My macbook runs on ...

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