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MacBook Pro showing weird screen on reboot and trackpad not workong

My MacBook Pro 2017 version is showing this screen for some reason. And my trackpad is not working.I have no idea what to do. Any help would me much appreciated
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Graphics performance drop after waking from sleep in Catalina (MacBook Pro)

I installed MacOS Catalina last week. I restart my MBP and everything's great, then at some point I either close the lid or just lock the screen for a few hours (sometimes not even a full hour) and ...
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Debug screensaver randomly exiting

Been having this issue for a while now on a 2016 15", 10.14.6. Log: 11:27:31.846649 kernel ALF, old data swfs_pid_entry <private>, updaterules_msg <private>, ...
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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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“Power button HID event - flushing proactively” — what does this mean?

I've been reviewing my system log file on my MacBook Pro. I came across this log entry 'Power button HID event - flushing proactively'. Just wondering, does this just mean that the computer was ...
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Data security while MacBook is on lock screen

I've recently sent my MacBook (running on Catalina) to repair by a licensed Apple service provider. The whole thing was simple (replacing one key cap) and took about 5 minutes or so. But I forgot to ...
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Feel electric shocks after using MacBook Pro

I know many people would feel electric shocks when touching a charging MacBook. However, my situation is the opposite: after using MacBook, for example, if I touch the mental door handle, I will be ...
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Missing Angle Bracket Key when using G613

I'm using the Logitech G613 Bluetooth Keyboard with my 2019 MacBook Pro. When I try to use the "<" key on the Bluetooth Keyboard it prints "^" while the key on left left to the "1" key prints "&...
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Is there a Macbook (or pro) with TB3 USB C ports without butterfly keys

I wanted to get an older, pre-butterfly keyboard but I also really wanted TB3 support so I can connect my monitor, peripherals, etc. into a dock and then only have to connect a single USB C cable when ...
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Video issues when connecting Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 Dell external monitors

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 (Mojave 10.14.6) connected to 2 Dell U2417H monitors. Monitor 1 is in portrait mode and monitor 2 is in landscape mode. Monitor 1 is connected via an HDMI cable straight ...
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Fastest way to migrate file by connecting two Macs together

I am migrating data files from an Early 2011 MacBook Pro to a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" (all UCB-C cables). What is the best (fastest) way to migrate the files in terms of connecting one mac to the ...
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macbook pro 2016 + tcl 4k tv = moire patterns / checkerboard

I've attached a tcl 4k tv to my 2016 macbook pro (Sierra) via a usb-c to hdmi dongle. When doing so everything has a dithering/moire pattern (using moire in this context more for search engine ...
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MacBook Pro-Change Background doesn't display/use all of the jpg pictures in the folder

I have a new MacBook Pro. I just downloaded several free HD backgrounds (about 50+)from the internet and placed in a folder. I added the folder to the Desktop & Screen Saver app. All of the ...
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Number of supported screens on MacBook Pro

I have a Mid-2018 Mac Book Pro. On its 2nd Display Support Option it writes the following *In addition to simultaneous support of the internal display, this model supports a single external ...
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How to change DPI?

I had monitor with scaling settings. They change DPI: (on LG Z27, 4K, via USB-C) Now I have monitor with resolution settings. They change resolution and make picture worse: (on Aorus FI27Q, 2K, via ...
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Reset Admin password for macOS Mojave

This is a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with FileVault enabled. In my case the problem is that at the login page, when the computer starts, the admin user account doesn't appear but after ...
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How can I initialize an SSD?

I got a ssd, and I am trying to clone it with the hard drive. I am trying to use super duper! When I plug the ssd in, it says that the drive is not initialized, so i cant select it to copy to. When I ...
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Why is my Bluetooth still activated when I close my MacBook Pro [duplicate]

When I connect my MAcBook Pro to my Bose QC II everything works fine and dandy. However, when I close the lid on my MacBook, my headphones still manage to connect to my Mac. One solution is of ...
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Some applications don't appear on Launch Pad [closed]

I have many applications in the Applications but (at-least 40%) most of the applications downloaded from the Internet aren't visible on the Launch Pad but can be opened from the Applications. How can ...
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What version of Windows can I install on a 2009 MacBook Pro?

I would like to convert my old 2009 MacBook Pro into a Windows machine to use some apps that don’t run or do so extremely poorly on macOS. This MBP supports El Capitan (10.11) as its last version. ...
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Pins in headphone jack pushed inside, is it possible to remove the metal sheath and fix them

So one of my MacBook pros headphone jack's pins has been pushed inside, and no amount of using a toothpick is fixing it, so it's it possible to take apart the computer, remove the metal casing for the ...
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Should I place air holes in my custom MacBook Pro case?

I'm fabricating a plexiglass case just like this to snugly fit my new MacBook Pro. I'll slide the laptop inside whenever I'm traveling for safety reasons. It'll only be accessible from the right ...
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Macbook, put a few buttons on the right side of touchbar

I currently have only esc button on touchbar. Because I keep pressing touchbar above number 3, 4, I disabled them all. Since I'm not touching right side of touchbar by mistake, I'd like to put some ...
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Is using third-party adapters for non-charging use harmful to the Macbook Air? [closed]

I'm planning to buy one of these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33004935253.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.6f316f062NMxqr I'm not going to use it for charging. Mostly for the ethernet port and the ...
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Stop tilde and grave acting as deadkeys on French Macbook Pro keyboard (AZERTY)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave where internal keyboard is French AZERTY (ISO) type as shown here: Pressing grave (the key next to return) or tilde (Alt-Gr n) act as a dead keys. Input ...
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How to use fingerprint/TouchID with LastPass?

I want to store password on Mac and later use a fingerprint instead of typing that password. The need: I'm using lastPass and for some passwords I need to enter my 1 master password. I want to be ...
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MacBook Pro: How to open last terminal tabs on restart?

On my Macbook terminal I have 1 window opens with 4 tabs. When I am restarting, it asks to 'Terminate processes' once I click & restart MacBook pro. Terminal opens with Basic profile only. How ...
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Changing Mac Book Pro 2012 admin Password

I purchased a fairly used Mac Book Pro 15" mid 2012 which works well, however, I noticed that the past user is still logged to the system which I don't have the password. Is there anyway I can change ...
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Can I use MacBook UDID registration for testing of iPhone application?

I am not having any iPhone ,I have MacBook and have my developer account. For archiving the app developed for iPhone I need to have provisioning profile, can it be done by using registering MacBook ...
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Can I replace the logic board in a 17“ 2009 MacBook Pro with one from a 15” 2009 MacBook Pro?

I've got a working 15" Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. I've found the same model MacBook Pro, but with a 17" LCD. Can I replace from the 17" MacBook Pro with the logic board from my 15" MacBook Pro in order to ...
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Power turn-off on start-up (MacBook Pro, mid 2012) [closed]

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro, as in, whenever I press the power button to turn the computer on, it will start it's powering on process but when it gets to the log-in screen (sometimes it doesn'...
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Is it possible to remove the trash icon from the dock on macOS Catalina?

I keep cleaning it once any file goes to it even though I have it set to clean automatically. I just deleted an important file thanks to this habit. I’d like to modify things so I can save myself from ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Changing Volume of Bluetooth Headphones

For some reason, when Bluetooth headphones are connected to my macbook the volume control doesn't have any effect on the headphones volume. They seem to be stuck on full volume and doesn't change when ...
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Is the distance between the USB-C ports on the 2019 Macbook Pro 16“ exactly the same as on earlier 15” models?

Asking so I know whether an older USB hub will fit.
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How can I modify Mission Control trackpad gesture to only show spaces on the specific display I'm working on?

When using another display with my macbook, is it possible for me to use the mission control trackpad gesture to show ONLY the Spaces on my current display. Currently when I expose the spaces on one ...
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Mac OS - Multiple External Monitors - Unable to modify reolution on primary display

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a docking station in hopes of connecting it to two external displays for a home office setup. With the lid closed I am able to get the displays to appear on both of ...
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Can I use a new USB C dock with an old USB A socket? Can then the PD socket be used to supply more power to the dock?

Can a new USB C dock like this for example: USB C dock with Power Delivery be connected and work with an old Macbook (or other USB A gen 2.0 or 3.0 computer) using an adapter like in the picture for ...
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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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Macbook Pro 15 Late 2015 USB rapidly disconnecting [duplicate]

I just got a macbook pro 15' late 2015 from my work. I have an issue where my ipad and iphone cant be charge or connected to the macbook, it keeps disconnecting and it charge for one second and then ...
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How to evaluate different CPUs in 2019 MacBook Pro lineup (2-port vs 4-port)?

If I am looking at the only the 13" MacBook Pros of the 2019 lineup, I see that Apple offers different (non-overlapping) CPU choices depending on whether I start out with the 2-port or 4-port base ...
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MacBook Pro won't restart after resetting it to factory settings

I have a Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Display 13" (macOS Catalina 10.15.1) that had probelms just yesterday. So, yesterday, my Macbook's screen kept on flickering, it goes black then shows my ...
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Sonnet eGFX and LG UltraFine 5K

I am trying to connect 3 screens to a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. An LG UltraFine 5K plus 2 additional 4K screens. I am considering adding a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 to my setup to ...
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Black display - MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

This happened out of the blue. Screen went black and I haven’t been able to get it to come back on. Prerequisites: • No liquid damage • No drops/impacts recently • Nothing out of the norm leading ...
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Touch Bar has blank/void button after Catalina update

After the Catalina update, the Touch Bar shows a void button on the left of the play button at all times as you can see from this screenshot. As far as I know, the number of buttons that should ...
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Cannot Drop Footage Into Final Cut Pro

I've just bought a second-handed MacBook Pro (late 2013 - Catalina 10.15.1,) and with the deal it comes with FCP 10.4.4. For this version, I cannot drop the footage from the Finder to the program, I ...
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Magsafe 2 charger after fully charge the charger light indicator will not light up

After the charger fully charge the MacBook, the light indicator does not change the color for orange to green, the light indicator just show nothings. However, the battery icon is showing in charging ...
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A Blu-Ray drive to add to the MacBook 7,1?

I am working on downgrading my laptop to make some extra money while having a beefy Windows PC for gaming, VR and other things...and I just really need a laptop for the go, and decided that the ...
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Catalina - Video (& Audio) stop often and don't work for a while

I have a 13" MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 2018. Since some time I'm having video and audio problems. What usually happens is: I'm listening music (Spotify/Youtube), watching a movie/serie (Netflix (...
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Should this new MacBook Pro be returned?

I ordered the base model MacBook Pro 13" with upgraded SSD and RAM about one week ago. I was starting to feel I maybe bought something of a lemon—seeing things like a spontaneous shutdown, a Safari ...