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On a mac can I extend (not duplicate) my display to multiple external monitors?

I've got a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running Catalina 10.15.3 (cant upgrade OS since its a work laptop) and 3 external monitors. All 3 external monitors are connected and working fine. All external ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

My MacBook Pro 2020 (with 2 usb C ports) seems to have a Bluetooth connectivity issue, and I'm curious whether this is something widely acknowledged or it's just me who's having this problem. I'm ...
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Aspect ratio problems w/ Acer widescreen monitor

I'm trying to use an Acer Nitro XZ342CK 34", a 21:9 widescreen (3440 x 1440 res) as an external display for a MacBook Pro (2017, 13"). But the display is quite distorted (vertically squashed)...
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Macbook screen freezes when I move my external mouse

I recently updated to macOS Big Sur, and I wanted to use my external mouse for work and gaming. I plugged in my mouse using a USB dongle, but every time I moved the mouse, the screen would freeze. In ...
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Wi-Fi constantly slow on MacBook! How to fix?

My MacBook 12" (Macbook 12 2015 Macos BigSur). I also had the problem in Catalina. I have made a clean install, and it didn't help. It experiences slow Wi-Fi connections constantly! I cannot use ...
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Problems after switching from MacBook Pro 13“ Mid 2018 to MacBook Pro 16” Late 2019

Today I've got my new MacBook Pro 16" Late 2019. It will replace my "old" MacBook Pro 13" mid-2018. I've set it up as a new MacBook and just copied over some files. I now have a ...
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Why don't USB Type-C Samsung Android headphones work with the Macbook Pro USB Type-C ports?

When I connect my Samsung USB Type-C headphones in the Macbook Pro USB Type C ports, they don't work. I also see no extra device in Sound -> Output preference page. On Reddit there is this ...
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External displays connected to M1 MacBook Pro in clamshell modes

So I’m considering to upgrade my 2015 MBPr to a new M1 MBP, but one of my major showstoppers is that it only supports one external display. So my question is: Does it support two external displays ...
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What causes my Mac to occasionally double my text inputs from various sources?

This happens both when I'm typing text from my wireless apple keyboard and also when I use my USB barcode reader to read numbers from the barcodes. I don't know what causes the glitch to happen ...
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Connect 2 external HDMI monitors to one USB-C port through dual HDMI adapter

I recently bought a dual HDMI Omars USB-C Laptop Docking Station adapter for my Macbook Pro 2016 13.3" with touchbar. I'm trying to use the HDMI ports to get my two Philips monitors to go in ...
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Input lag (keyboard and mouse) on external monitor

so I bought this USB-C hub adapter (https://www.arktis.de/satechi-usb-c-multiport-adapter-space-grey/) for a MacBook Pro 2019 to connect a second external monitors but I face an input lag on the ...
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Macbook Air gets stuck at Login Screen [closed]

Hi I use Macbook Air 2014, recently after installing Catalina update it stuck when I put password, same goes with Big Sur update. I google and tried all. Resetting PRAM/NVRAM and all. But It fixes ...
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Macbook Air Full Factory Reset?

I want to reset my Macbook Air Early 2015 but not just simply deleting the disk and reinstall it with macOS Utilities menu. What I mean is "full factory reset." I want it to be like it just ...
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Macbook pro trackpad works but not detected in system preferences

My macbook pro's trackpad is working normally, but when I check up the system preferences > Trackpad, I find that NO trackpad is found! I use macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7, and this is the mac I ...
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Closing Macbook lid changes external screen to primary

I've recently got a new Macbook with Big Sur and I'm observing some different behaviour compared to my old Macbook with Catalina. I have an external monitor connected as a secondary display and I have ...
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How many lithium-ion batteries does a M1 MacBook Air (2020) have?

I would like to ship a MacBook Air (M1 model released in 2020) from Japan to South Korea via EMS, but the EMS website says it is not possible to send a machine that has more than 2 lithium-ion ...
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Why is my iMac awaken itself every now and then - Even if I've not even close to it? Same thing with my Macbook pro

So for example, I'm about to sleep and laying in my bed, and suddenly my iMac screen turns on and shows the login screen - I'm not close it and have not touched the mouse or anything that should have ...
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I'm running macOS 10.12 after a factory reset, how can I upgrade to macOS 10.15 to run Xcode?

I have a Macbook Pro. It is about 3 years old. I just did a factory reset, because it was bugging out. I am trying to install Xcode, but it says I need to have macOS 10.15 "Catalina". I ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Smart TV wirelessly

I have a MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6. In my house I have two Smart TVs: LG Smart TV with webOS Xiaomi Mi SmartTV with Android TV 9.0 I would like to wirelessly transmit the screen of my ...
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Where does the pmset CPU_Speed_Limit variable come from, and how to modify it

The man page of pmset states: pmset must be run as root in order to modify any settings. Yet I cannot find out how to alter the CPU_Speed_Limit variable. I'm not a registered Apple developer, but I ...
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Avoid desktops switching between monitors on re-connect

I use my MBP with 3 displays (the MBP display itself, plus two external monitors). Whenever I disconnect (or close) the MBP, and reconnect it later, the "Desktop 1" (and its additional ...
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How to correct AppleKeyStore failures during boot

I have the following setting: $nvram boot-args boot-args idlehalt=0 serverperfmode=1 -v Because I have the verbose boot logging flag, during my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) High Sierra 10.13.6 ...
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WindowServer High CPU using external monitor - Big Sur

So, few bits of context I've got a MacBook 12" from 2017 It's connected to an external monitor via USB-C to a Satechi V2 dongle and then HDMI to the monitor I'm experiencing a few things: ...
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Recurring Kernel Panics [closed]

panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f828fe563): GPU Panic: mux-regs 3 3 5f 1d 0 8 severity 3 WS-ready 1 switch-state 0 IG FBs 0 EG FBs 1:0 power-state 0 3D idle HDA idle system-state 2 power-level 20:20 power-...
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MBP 16" i9 (Late 2019) Possibly Overheating [duplicate]

I just got a 2019 MBP 16" Model with 2.3 GHz i9 (turbo to 4.8GHz). When running simulations in MATLAB I have noticed the fans to spin quite loudly, and the CPU temp is rising very high. I have ...
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Connecting Thunderbolt 2 Mac to Thunderbolt 3 Display, what is the maximum resolution@100hz , will USB 3.0 work?

I own a MacBook Pro 15" 2015 with a Thunderbolt 2 port. I have recently bought a Samsung cj791 Thunderbolt 3 monitor (3440 x 1440 @ 100Hz; 85W Power Delivery) I plan on connecting the monitor to ...
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Unstable external display with M1 MacBook Pro

The late 2020 M1 MacBook Pro does not seem to be playing well with the LG UltraWide 38WK95C 38-inch external display directly connected with a USB-C cable. The display blacks out (as if the cable ...
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Big Sur: I'm not able to charge up to over 8%

I know about this question, but this is a feature for when your battery is about 80% not 8%. My Mac is MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019 and since the update to Big Sur, my mac won't charge fully to 100% while ...
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Macbook Air Early-2015 Service Recommended Warning [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air Early-2015 model since 2017. Like 4 or 5 months ago, I updated from High Sierra to Mojave. Initially there was no problem. But after a few weeks my Macbook started to shutdown ...
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Cannot enable FileVault (options greyed out) on macOS Catalina Clean install

I just did a clean install off off my MacBook Pro by dd'ing the hard drive, and then installing macOS Catalina from a bootable USB. I formatted the internal ssd using apple filesystem and installed ...
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Connecting two macbook pros and a windows laptop device to external monitor

I have a brand new Windows 10 laptop that I use for wok. I also have a macbook pro from 2012 and a new macbook pro with thunderbolt 3 ports. I want to connect at least the windows laptop with the new ...
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Remove preinstalled apps on Big Sur MacBook Pro M1

Sorry for my English, I'm French and I've given up trying to remove preinstalled apps like Tv.app and FaceTime. app. I have tried a lot (even with SIP disabled) but nothing works. I'm kind very ...
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Big Sur - high CPU usage before user login

Is there a way to log the system activities, such as errors or cpu usage data, before user login? I'm using macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 on MacBook Pro 16 inch - 2019, and I found the machine is hot and the ...
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Does anyone know what MacBook is that?

I found this at eBay. I thought I know all MacBook Air models but never seen one like this. It looks pretty fakey to me. Am I wrong?
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Removing macOS boot-args without booting when firmware password enabled

After setting a bad combination of gzalloc boot-args fields, the booting of every kernel i’ve tried fails (usb bootable, recovery, internet recovery, safe, etc...). The firmware password protection ...
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Apps installed from App Store do not work

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro Mid 2010 running on a fresh install of the last supported macOS version (High Sierra 10.13.6). I know this is really old, but except for the battery (which I removed from ...
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Why cant I go to this path? it says I don't have permission but I am the administrator

So I got grand perspective because I wanted to clean the 70gb worth of system and other storage on my Mac but this one file which im pretty sure I deleted long ago still shows up and is taking up a ...
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Can I tell my Mac to charge to 80% only?

I leave my MacBook plugged in for days at a time, so the battery stays charged to 100%. Despite Apple claims to the contrary, I believe that the battery's capacity would be better preserved if I could ...
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After restart/shutdown, MBP does not connect bluetooth kb/mouse (help finding script)

I have a Logitech mouse and keyboard, both connected via bluetooth on my Mbp. The problem is that when I restart or shutdown and start, I cannot log in because the bluetooth does not connect on the ...
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Oracle VM not working after upgrade to Catalina

Prior to installing Catalina, I updated Oracle VM to version 6.1.16. Now after successful OS upgrade my Windows 10 VM is not working.
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Can't reboot mac os siera to factory settings

I want to delete everything and restore my MacBook Pro to factory settings. I followed these steps https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-factory-reset-a-mac deleted disk, and after that tried to ...
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OS updates on a MacBook without Apple ID

I am planning to use a MacBook without registering an Apple ID account. I don't need to install applications from app store, so it is not an issue. But I wan to receive OS updates. Is it possible to ...
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Big Sur - Logging in after sleep sometimes doesn't work

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 and after upgrading from High Sierra to BigSur, I sometines can't log in after putting my Mac to sleep with ControlCommandQ. I don't always have the issue and can't exactly ...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

The control + shift + power shortcut to put the computer to sleep does not work on the M1 MacBook Pro (assuming that the Touch ID button replaces the power button). What is the keyboard shortcut to ...
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External bluetooth dongle not working with macbook pro 13 inch early 2015

I have macbook pro 13 inch early 2015 it's bluetooth is out of order since long. I got this bluetooth dongle from local market This shows up in my usb tree but i still cannot see it in HCI ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

The Apple Silicon based 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt version 3 and I'm wondering if anyone has tried connection one to an Apple Thunderbolt Display? Of course you'd need to use one ...
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External monitor doesn't detect MBP with HDMI, detects it with VGA

I just bought a new Acer monitor, SA240Y, 24", 1080p, I have a Dell DA200 USB Type-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 converter mini dock. I also have a HDMI cable that I know it works. When I try to ...
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System Apps not opening in Mojave

I recently upgraded to macOS BigSur, but after that my mac started to lag. By lag I mean the transitions while switching between apps using the trackpad were very slow and the trackpad used to respond ...
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Communication apps “jumping” to front without user input on Big Sur

Since I updated to Big Sur on my MacBookPro MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, i5) I have this very inconvenient situation where my communication apps, specifically Zoom, Slack and Discord, jump to the front ...
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Can I connect two Cinema HD Monitors (23-Inch) without an eGPU to my MacBook Pro?

I bought a Cinema HD Display a couple of weeks ago and now I plan to buy another one (The picture quality and color representation is still very good today, the resolution is also completely ...

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