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Macbook external display rearranges homescreen

I've just set my PC moniter as primary screen when I plug in my MacBook (Air 2020) but it keeps rearranging my Homescreen. When I rearrange it so it fits my external display and unplug my laptop it ...
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Can MBP 16" ( Late 2019) retina screen can be replaced with non-retina non-Apple screen?

I am getting some lines on one end of the screen I went to Aptronix (Apple retailer in India) customer care they are saying its pressure damage. I have never dropped the laptop nor hit the screen ...
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Using MacBook Pro 13' (2019) in lower resolution in Windows (1280x800)

I know the native resolution for MacBook Pro 2019 is 2560x1600. Using this resolution makes everything very small in Windows 10 and its needed to use scales (for example 200x). Another solution for ...
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MacBook Pro not filling the entire screen of external display

I recently bought an LG 22MP68VQ, but when I connect it MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2016) + Big Sur OS + USB Connector + VGA Cable. But it's working fine when I am connecting an HP + Windows + VGA cable. ...
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Why Other storage keeps increasing when I don't download anything on this laptop

I cleaned my Macbook Pro about 2 months ago, I deleted plenty of non useful files and junk and I made about 100 gb free. After this I use this laptop only for browsing web, watch youtube and write ...
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Traffic of different Apps in Little Snitch with enabled VPN? What is the meaning?

So, I am trying to understand my VPN connection observing the traffic in Little Snitch. My VPN is connected and I can see its connection to the server and the amount of data that is transfered. ...
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Recycling a damaged Late 2015 into a late 2013 MBP Retina

Normally I work on pcs, not macs so I'm not real sure of my options but I'm trying to help a girl out. She has two MBP, a late model 2013 (8GB Ram) and a late model 2015 (16GB Ram). The 2013 has a bad ...
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Macbook suddenly starts playing music with lid closed

Last night my laptop's battery died while I was listening to the radio. Before sleeping I closed the lid and connected it to the charger. After ~6 hours, the laptop suddenly started playing music for ...
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Wifi dropping out for no particular reason [duplicate]

My wifi connection keeps dropping and I have no idea why. The only network related thing I have installed is ExpressVPN, but I have had it installed for a while and there has been no problems. I ...
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My touchbar works but is blank? [duplicate]

The other day suddenly my touchbar went blank. I thought it had froze, but after restarting, doing the NVRAM/SMC stuff, and doing a diagnostic (which showed no errors) - I'm unable to get it to come ...
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MacOS two-finger scroll is sometimes interpreted as a single-click

I haven't seen anyone report this problem, and I suppose it could attributable to my clumsiness, but I've been seeing the following behavior, and I wonder if there are any fixes. Hardware: Apple ...
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“Enable Siri” window keeps popping up in mac OS Catalina

I've recently got a MacBook Pro 2019 running macOS Catalina. Doing some initial setup, I've disabled Siri. However, a really annoying window keeps popping up, at unpredictable time intervals (sometime ...
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Uninstall Anaconda from macOS Big Sur

I've some question about uninstalling Anaconda from macOS Big Sur. I was wondering if someone can please help me figure it our what to do. I followed the instruction on the official website (https://...
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macbook pro keyboard keys look polished after a few months

Is this polished look due to grease from the fingers or simply friction? By polished, I mean that the surface looks shinier on some keys. I got an UPPERCASE Ghost Cover but it isn't as nice to type on....
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 logic board swapping

Question here is I have an MBP with this IDs: Model id : MacBookPro9,2 and apple model number : A1278. It is MacBook Pro mid 2012 with I5 right now. I am thinking if there is any chance that I can ...
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Printing not working

I have trouble printing documents. I'm not sure whether the problem comes from macOS or whether it comes from the printer, but I'd like to be able to be assisted to figure out what's not working. I'm ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 Fan Issues

I have a refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro 13", Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM and 512 SSD. When I first began using it I noticed it got unusually hot rather often, and so I downloaded Macs Fan Control ...
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HDR color problem on MacBook Pro 16" 2019

I am watching same video on a Mac and two phones, iPhone 12 and Android. There is abnormal glare on the Mac. For example in attached pics the Mac shows too much glare on girls face, clothes. This ...
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Renamed an icloud drive folder with the .tmp extension and files have disappeared

I read that I could rename a folder to have the..tmp extension to prevent it syncing over. I did this to a folder that had some confidential files, but I renamed the folder in my icloud drive and the ...
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MacBook Pro (16" 2019) Does Not Recognize Correct Resolution

I'm having a rather annoying issue with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 device since upgrading to macOS Big Sur. Every time I plug my device to my 4K monitor into the device (via USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C ...
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Need advice on connecting Macbook Air to HP all-in-one box (Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 4, I think)

My daughter has a non-most-recent Macbook Air with what I thought was originally a mini-DP output but it turns out to be a Thunderbolt (probably v2 since the Mac is only a couple of years old). This ...
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black screen macbook air 2020 M1 only second display works

I have a MacBook air 2020 M1 and the built-in display doesn't turn on, it is black. The weird thing is that when I connected the second display and just write my password "in the dark' the second ...
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When will the M1 macbooks come with only software that is completely native? [closed]

Has apple announced a timeframe of when the macbooks will ship with only native software for M1 chip? Currently software goes through a translation process in order for it to work on the m1 chips.
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'Update' volume appeared after High Sierra install

This is a spin off from another question. I recently got a 2018 15 MBP with Big Sur on it. I erased the disk and installed High Sierra as I need to run some old software. The install seemed to go fine ...
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USB 3.0 hub connecting over USB 2.0; How to correct?

Issue: I have a couple USB-C 3.0 hubs, and a 2016/2017 MacBook Pro 13" [Fn-Key]. The first hub, everything connected over USB 2.0, so I assumed it was just a shitty hub, so I bought one from ...
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Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard not working with Macbook Bigsur

I have the using the Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard with windows machine and it works fine, but with my macbook, the experience is really bad, it lags and the track pad is jerky/ slow and ...
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Weird red square box appears in foxit reader pdfs upon clicking in that region

How to disable or get rid of this red square box? It appears when I am single clicking the text "connected" (however, it will appear upon single clicking anything in that square region) This ...
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Dock sometimes doesn't let me click

I run macOS Big Sur on a MacBook Pro 2015 (refurbished). Sometimes, I'll click on an icon on the dock and it won't respond, but I can right click on the icon to open a new window. This is very ...
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Does this cable support 1440p/2k 144Hz?

I would like to connect an external monitor (1440p/2k 144Hz) to my Macbook Air M1. My monitor has Mini displayport and HDMI outputs. Does this cable support 144Hz on 2k? https://www.apple.com/shop/...
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Enter the passcode you use to unlock the iPad - what is it?

I am trying to connect to iTunes from my MacBook and it asks me "the passcode you use to unlock the iPad" and naminf my iPad. Questions: Does this mean that pin code pin code, which I use ...
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Macbook Pro gets slow frequently when connected to external monitor via HDMI cable

Hi I have a Macbook Pro (2019). Both my laptop and external monitor is getting slow frequently when i connect to a LG 4k external monitor. I am using typec to Hdmi adpater to connect to monitor. My ...
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MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) won't connect to a specific wifi network

Recently installed fibre optic (in the UK) so have a new wifi router/network, and I cannot connect my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012. I can still connect to my old wifi network on the MacBook Pro ...
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How can I know my current administrator password without resetting or changing it [duplicate]

I really need to access the administrator password but I forgot it. BUT I really don't want to reset or change it. I just need to know the current password.
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Apple MacBook Pro M1 , Scanner not opening

I have recently added Canon TS3100 series printer on my MacBook Pro M1. When I am trying to launch the Scanner, nothing happens and I had to fall back to other devices for initiating the scan. I have ...
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Line in input to iPad and Macbook

I am trying to find a way for me to push sound FROM my iPhone 11 (using the Lightning to 3.5mm female adapter) TO both a 2018 iPad Pro and 2019 Mac Book Pro using the standard 3.5mm jack that both ...
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Macbook Pro Water Damage - Now only boots while holding shift key. Crashes as soon as released [duplicate]

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro that had a small amount of water spilled on it. Everything seemed fine for a few days. Then it stopped booting properly and crashed after the chime but before the Apple logo. ...
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kernel_task taking too much CPU despite low CPU temperatures

I have a MacBook Air 2013, which randomly started having issues with the fan speed shooting up (from booting and no applications running) and just completely slowing down. Apple said it was a problem ...
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I am unable to enroll Touch ID on my MacBook Pro 2018

After clicking on add finger and putting my password in the dialogue box, it automatically says failed before scanning the finger. I have tried resetting the SMC, running device in safe mode but none ...
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Macbook pro 2017 Internal SSD not recognized

I wanted to upgrade my internal SSD from my Macbook Pro 2017 256GB to a 1TB SSD I found online. I bought it from Aliexpress and seemed genuine. The fact is that my computer does not recognize it IN ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2012 - 3840x1080 Resolution

Sorry not so good english. From Brazil. I have this Macbook: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP653?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US I want a monitor ultrawide49 (3840x1080). For working with coding php/...
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Sound Gone on Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2014 running MacOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta

A few weeks ago, the sound on my Mac just died. Nothing was coming from the internal speakers, the headsets, or external systems. When I get into the sound icon from system preferences, I'm told ...
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MacOS - /Library/Updates - Is it safe to delete or not?

I don't have enough space on my MacBook (running on Catalina 10.15.7) and I found 6GB folder named Updates which is located in Library - my question is: Can I safely delete that folder ? I think that ...
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Stuck on login for one user after migration assistant

I recently got my MacBook Air 2018 fixed after having some cryptographic error. I backed up all my data with time machine and I was able to transfer my data using migration assistant. I now have 3 ...
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Does the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter transmit 4K 60Hz signal from M1 MBP?

I have a 13" 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (MBP). I'm currently experiencing some issues with a third-party USB-C hub. I'm considering replacing it with a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. The page for ...
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How can I open downloaded applications on a MacBook Pro Guest Account?

I'm currently using a guest account on my friend's MacBook Pro that he rarely uses while mine is getting repaired (I have his password and login info and everything, but I prefer to use a guest ...
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Disable startup sound when turning on my Macbook M1

I am looking for a way to turn off that useless sound every time I open / turn on my Macbook. This is a Macbook Air (M1, 2020) currently on Big Sur 11.0.1 I already tried something without success: ...
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I want to change the sound of outgoing mail on my Macbook but I seem not have permissions and have yet to find a work around, any ideas?

2015 macbook Pro on Catalina 10.15.7 I was hoping the simple fix here was all I needed to do: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3239319 But it doesn't work. It seems I am unable to edit anything ...
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MBP 13” 2020 won’t turn on after 11.3 Beta 3 Update

I left my laptop downloading the update because it was taking sometime. After an hour, I saw my laptop’s screen was black. So I tried powering it up, but nothing happened. My laptop was not drained, ...
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Routing Audio from MacBook into iPhone 11 mic as input

I am trying to route audio from my MacBook Pro (2015 running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G8022)) to my iPhone 11 pro max as its audio input (its microphone). For example, I would like to play music from ...
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Headphone audio not working

I have a 2014 MacBook Air running Mojave. Just today the audio stopped working through my headphones (through the headphone jack, not Bluetooth). I checked settings to see if there was anything wrong ...