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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2019) from powering up when an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched or the lid is open?

While I know there is a hack to prevent MacBooks — 2016 and higher — from starting up when the lid is open, I would like to know if there is a similar hack to prevent a MacBook from powering up when ...
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MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance)

So I have a MacbookPro 2018 from septembre and a week ago, I noticed that my battery computer drain really fast in sleep mode. So I tried a lot of things like setting hibernatemode in 25 and other ...
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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Why can't I disable iCloud keychain on my MacBook?

Running macOS 10.12.6. I'd like to keep this machine connected to iCloud calendars but prevent it from having a copy of my keychain. Update: Someone suggested I go into iCloud > account details and ...
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Every window is white when I take a screenshot

When I take a screenshot all pages and desktop items are white as the image below show. Launchctl dump: https://pastebin.com/em1K05Py But when I go to safe mode it works! Specs: MacBook Pro (17-...
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Disable fn-key toggling the touchbar

I want to disable the toggling of the touch bar while pressing the fn-key. It should stay at "App Controls with Control Strip" by default. I am accessing the function-keys with a modifier + numbers ...
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Iphone 6+ USB disconnects from Macbook Pro constantly over and over

My iPhone keeps disconnecting from my MacBook Pro; in fact any iPhone I try to connect (and with different cables) can never connect to it. I am very familiar with command line and Linux so please if ...
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Can't wake up Mac-connected display when in clamshell mode

My setup is this: MacBook Pro TouchBar Late 2016 (15'') a Dell P2415Q display, connected via USB-C → DisplayPort cable External keyboard, mouse, connected wirelessly (through dongles/hub/then usb-c ...
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Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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Mavericks lock screen doesn't show screen saver

Prior to upgrading to Mavericks, when I chose to lock my MacBook Pro's screen, it would do so with my screen saver options (rotate through images in a folder, and show a clock). However, when I go to ...
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How to disable the now default “ambient noise reduction” in macOS Catalina?

In macOS Catalina, ambient noise reduction is applied by default to audio of an external source coming in through the headphone jack. This is not always desired, e.g. when recording musical ...
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x86 CPU CATERR panic

I'm experiencing frequent x86 CPU CATERR panics on a new 2020 13-inch mbp. Here are three logs: #1 panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffffff021cef7b4): x86 CPU CATERR detected Debugger message: panic Memory ID: ...
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macOS Catalina crashing everytime

I have a 15" mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM. After doing a clean install for macOS Catalina, my RMBP always freezes and after a couple of seconds, it shows kernel panic message and ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 blurry output on external HP Z23N display

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave (10.14). I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external monitor (HP Z23N) through HDMI + Apple's usb-c adapter A1621 EMC 2877. The connection works ...
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What processes are using how much of my GPU?

I sometimes have an issue where something decides to take up 100% of my GPUs clock cycles. Activity Monitor only shows this as a solid block of usage in the activity monitor, but it doesn't give me ...
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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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2016 MBP External Monitor Black Screen USB-C to DisplayPort

I have a 2016 MBP running 10.12.6 with an external Dell 24" (P2415Q) monitor in my home office. At work I have a Dell 27" (U2717D) and a Dell 24" (U2415). At work the U27 is connected DisplayPort to ...
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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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After High Sierra, weird colours appear when waking up MacBook Pro

I'm coming from reddit where they suggested me to post here. There seems to be many users with the same issue. Using a 13" MBP Early 2015. After updating to macOS High Sierra I see weird colours for ...
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Mouse cursor disappears every time I visit YouTube or any video-related site

Every time I visit YouTube (or any video-related site like Udemy) and watch a video, my mouse cursor disappears. It only becomes visible after a click. Is this a MacBook Pro 15" issue? Has anyone ...
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Magic Mouse continues scrolling inertia when hovering over a different pane

I just got a Magic Mouse that I'm using with MacBook Pro (15", 2015), macOS Sierra. I've noticed a problem where, if I'm in a window that has multiple areas with scrolling, if I start scrolling in one ...
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Random flickering in Preview when viewing PDF files

I'm running the latest MBP 15" with the built-in Intel HD Graphics 530 and the AMD Radeon Pro 460 with automatic switching. When viewing PDF files in Preview (it happens with all of them, all kinds of ...
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How to increase swap memory in OS X?

I think my swap memory is hitting its fullest and would like to know how to increase it. I very often hit my 8GB RAM limits and my memory pressure (as seen in Active Monitor) goes red quite often. ...
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MacBook dropping Wi-Fi/network connection

Since purchasing this new MacBook, I have had the problem of my Wi-Fi intermittently not working. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or I ...
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How to fix delay between wakeup and password entry

When booting up my computer, or even just awakening it from a long sleep, it takes a while for me to be able to enter my password. The box is there, but I can't move my mouse or type into the box. My ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...
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Stuck on Grey Screen During Startup

I updated to Yosemite on Saturday and everything has been working fine, I have been able to shut down and startup as normal until today. A couple of days ago I forced my Early 2011 MacBook Pro to ...
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Macbook Pro Late-2011, Mountain Lion, when it sleeps, devices don't wake

Made the upgrade to Mountain lion when it came out, but since the upgrade I have noticed something occurring when my laptop goes to sleep be it idling or me putting it in a sleep mode, when I go to ...
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What causes a MacBook Pro to randomly have a bad Internet connection for all apps except Safari?

I had a new MacBook Pro 16 inch brought to me from the States to Brazil recently. As time has gone by, the Internet connection on various apps such as WhatsApp, Google Chrome, Adobe Creative Cloud and ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro exit closed-clamshell mode?

I often connect my MacBook Pro to external monitors. When it's plugged into power, I can close the lid and it turns off the MacBook monitor and goes into closed clamshell mode, no problem. But it ...
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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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Safari quits and then “Apple wants to make changes”

Every so often, at least once a day it seems, Safari closes itself and then I get a pop-up prompt "Apple wants to make changes", asking me for my username and password to ... I guess authorise these ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2012) Efi Firmware Downgrade –to original

I want to bring back my beloved Macbook Air 2012 (MBA5,2) to its 'original firmware'. I have identified the file as MBA51_00EF_B01.scap, which I extracted using unpkg over the downloadable offered by ...
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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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MacBook Pro can't run hardware test with pressing “D” key on reboot

I have a 13" Late 2012 MacBook Pro which works fine. I am trying to run Hardware test following the instructions in the Apple Support document, How to use Apple Hardware Test on your Mac, but it is ...
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MacBook Air 2018 vs. MacBook Pro: What is the battery life at equal brightness in nits?

The MacBook Air 2018 is advertised as 12 hours battery life, the MacBook Pro as 10 hours. This official Apple testing is done using 3/4 brightness setting. Since the maximum brightness of both models ...
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Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work on Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and ever since I installed macOS Mojave, my Bluetooth keyboard stopped working properly. I don't have a stock Apple Bluetooth keyboard, I have this one: https://www.gearbest....
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MacBook Pro does not recognize audio from usb c external monitor

I have a 15" MacBook Pro 2017 running High Sierra 10.13.5. I use 2 external monitors, one at home and one at work. MacBook won't recognize output audio device from monitor when I plug it in. It ...
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Using right shift key to make a cap minimises the window

My daughter's friends were messing with the keyboard and now the right shift key minimizes the screen every time I'm using the shift to make a cap with the my right hand. Since I'm a touch typist ...
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Is hibernatemode 25 broken on macOS High Sierra and can it be fixed?

Following the instructions on this article, I've had hibernatemode 25 working since Sierra, El Capitan, and probably Yosemite. It's set via: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 Beforehand, it worked like ...
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Serious usability issues with HDMI external displays connected to USB-C adapter on Macbook Pro 2016

The Apple USB-C HDMI adapter has a very non-intuitive behaviour that makes it difficult to work with. Tested with LG 24MP88 LED monitor and Macbook Pro 2016 with MacOS High Sierra Case 1: Display is ...
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How to use the 'Insert' key on an external keyboard with macOS?

I connected an external Logitech wireless USB keyboard to a MacBook Pro. Generally the keyboard works fine. But the Insert key (present on this external keyboard, is not present on the MacBook's built-...
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TouchID Forgets fingers after crash

Twice now I've been in a situation where I remove my two USB-C Digital AC Multiport Adapters while running in clamshell mode and found that nothing I could do would bring my my display. So, alas, hard ...
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MacBook Pro frequently reboots

I'm going to describe the symptoms I'm seeing, diagnostic steps I've taken, then give the hardware configuration below. I would love to have any suggestions on how to fix this, or where to take my ...
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Retina scaling options gone when rotating display

I have a Mid-2014 15" retina MBP with an NVIDIA 750M running 10.12.5. I am outputting to a Dell P2415Q via an mDP to DP cable. When the display is in landscape (standard) orientation, I get a nice ...
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Media next button in control strip?

I was used to use the next key of my old MBP to quickly change the currently playing song. I would like to know if someone knows a hack to get the next media button displayed directly in the control-...
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When USB-C external monitor sleeps, it cuts connections to its USB hub (late-2016 MacBook Pro)

I have an LG UD88 monitor, which is 4K and connects over USB-C to my new MacBook Pro. I love it—except for a couple of issues, one of which is that when my MBP puts the display to sleep, any devices ...

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