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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 — 2018 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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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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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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How to solve "Time Machine did not finish backing up because some files were unavailable. Backups will resume when your Mac is unlocked."

My Time Machine hasn't been able to backup properly for a couple of weeks now and I got this error: "Time Machine did not finish backing up because some files were unavailable. Backups will ...
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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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Is there a way to disable any key and trackpad press power on for 2018 or later MacBooks?

Oddly, 2018 or newer MacBooks by default power on when Off (a.k.a in the shutdown state) with any key-press or track-pad button press not just the power button or touch ID area as would be ...
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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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How to Use Bluetooth PAN in 2022?

I've been trying to use Bluetooth PAN to share my Macbook's WiFi connection with my phone, since the Macbook has a much better connection range. However, it seems that Apple removed the built-in ...
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Horizontal bar at top center of screen display what I last typed

A black bar with random text appeared in the center of my screen. Whenever I type something, the text in the black bar changes. I have MacBook Pro Late 2011 running on macOS 10.13.6. I have no idea ...
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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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MacBook wakes due to com.apple.alarm.user-visible-*

I have noticed my MacBook 16 M1 Pro is losing about 15% of battery overnight. Running pmset -g log | grep wake shows: 2022-08-17 02:58:27 +0200 Wake Requests [*process=powerd request=UserWake ...
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Sleep/wake or backlight issue on 10.15 Catalina with disabled broken NVIDIA dGPU

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with a non-functioning NVIDIA dGPU, which I've disabled using the NVRAM method [1][2]. On MacOS Sierra, 10.12, this method (and moving the NVD* kexts) worked ...
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2019 MBP 16" 2.3Ghz i9 severe thermal throttling (Catalina 10.15.5)

Brief Summary 2019 MBP 16" 2.3Ghz i9 shows severe thermal throttling CPU Frequency hovers around 1.9-2.0 Ghz Power draw doesn't exceed 30W Max Temperature only 76ish degrees Celcius Exporting a ...
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MacBook 2020 constantly disconnects USB 2.0 devices

The Problem Since I got my new Macbook Air 2020 (with i5 Upgrade), I encounter a strange and annoying problem every day: The MacBook suddenly looses connection to my USB devices. Namely my external ...
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MacBook Internal SSD Not showing up in System Information or Disk Utility

A couple days ago my MacBook, an early 2016, 12-inch, Retina model had a hard freeze, rainbow wheel and screen frozen. After a forced restart holding down the power button I was able to get to the ...
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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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Disable bluetooth auto-connect for specific headphones

I have two different bluetooth headphones paired with my macbook. Let's call them headphone X and Y. Headphone X is my primary headphone. From time to time I use both of them in a multi device ...
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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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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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Migrate google chrome profile

I bought a new mac and would like to transfer most of my settings, preferences, and files to the new mac. In my experience using the same hard drive (macOS system) with different laptops, Google ...
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Extend apps under the macbook notch

Is it possible to extend apps under (not below) the notch? In many cases, this wouldn't be a problem but would allow more screen real estate. The effect in the image is achieved with the ...
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macOS choosing the wrong display to mirror when using the CMD+F1 (the shortcut to switch between extending and mirroring)

I have the 2021 MacBook Pro, macOS Monterey 12.0 I have an external monitor hooked up to my MacBook. I use the MacBook as the "Main Display" and therefore the dock shows up on the MacBook ...
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CPU usage keeps spiking every ~30s during sleep

I've recently noticed that my MacBook (Pro, 14,1, running 10.14.6) has significant CPU usage while in sleep, with the CPU usage "spiking" roughly every 30 seconds. This causes the MacBook to ...
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Force MacBook Pro Touch Bar to register all inputs?

The Touch Bar is programmed to ignore what it believes to be erroneous inputs. Is there a way to reprogram or override this behaviour (via settings or via coding hacks) to ensure that inputs are ...
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M1 MacBook Pro jumps text while typing

On the M1 MacBook Pro, when I am typing it will frequently jump to another part of the text area. This is most pronounced when selecting text using the keyboard (shift-left..., shift-option-left...) ...
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How to lower app notification volume

I have a new MacBook Pro running Big Sur. The sound effect for individual app notifications, such as Chrome or Slack, is much louder than other sounds on my machine and I would like a way to lower ...
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Catalina Dynamic Wallpaper doesn't change with the time of the day

Both Apple stock dynamic wallpapers aren't changing accordingly to the time of the day. For example Catalina Dynamic wallpaper is stuck during the day in one picture and it doesn't change and ...
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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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Sidecar hinders Mac's wifi quality

As far as I know, Sidecar can be used both wirelessly and with a wired connection. Using Sidecar wirelessly severely cuts my internet connection down from 22Mbps to 4Mbps(both download and upload ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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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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Magsafe problem: only works in certain positions

I recently bought a brand-new, genuine Magsafe 60W charger for my mid-2010 MBP (my previous charger died suddenly after months of extreme fraying). Within a few hours of using it, strange and bad ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Right-click context menu not consistently "sticky"

I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on a 2008 MBP. The right-click on my mousepad activates the context menu. A single right-click displays the menu, and it stays visible until I make a selection or ...
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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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MacBook loses internet connection from iPhone hotspot when closing lid for a few minutes

I have an iPhone 8 with a mobile internet connection and an MacBook Pro 13, which is connected to the internet via the iPhone. On iPhone, I turn on the Personal HotSpot, and then on MacBook I connect ...
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