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2018 Macbook Pro High Sierra: filesharing from other Mac causes crash on shutdown on this Mac

Update: Problem has been drastically narrowed down. After a lot of testing I've been able to narrow down the original question as it was first written to one issue: Activating filesharing on my older ...
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Only use external keyboard when laptop is open [duplicate]

Sometimes when I'm using an external keyboard with my MBP, I want input to only come from the external keyboard and mouse, and not come from the laptop's keyboard or trackpad at all. Is this setting ...
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Question mark on finder's side bar — could it be malware?

When I click on this question mark finder tells me it can't open it because the original item couldn't be found. A week ago I downloaded a file that I suspect could have been malware. Could a malware ...
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Accidentally deleted private/var/folders on macOS Big Sur

I’m using macOS Big Sur and accidentally deleted private/var/folders while trying to clean up my storage. Now I’m stuck at the Apple logo on the boot up page (the white bar won’t move). I’ve found ...
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External hard drive won't mount or show up

I have tried all sorts of things but still won't mount and I have no idea what to do, I used the ps aux | grep fsck command but no result. I'd be grateful for any help. Thank you.
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Tried to factory reset Macbook Air 2014. How do I update from Mavericks 10.9.5 to newer versions? [duplicate]

I am wanting to sell my MacBook Air 2014 and decided to try factory reset it. -I used Mac recovery mode and followed the steps from apple support site (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208496) When I ...
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Can I use a MacBook as a server with the lid closed?

I have an old MacBook laying around, and I wonder if it's possible to use it safely when the lid is closed? I want to run it as a network device, store files in my home network on it etc. Is there a ...
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How can I connect to an external monitor and charge my Macbook Pro with one wire?

I have a 2020 Macbook Pro (with the M1 chip). I also recently got an ASUS ProArt display which has an HDMI port, Display Port and some USB ports. I wanted to see if it's possible to connect the ...
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Is there a way to change the default 6% volume increment on macOS?

Running into the problem of sound coming from Podcasts apps without volume sliders being just a bit too loud on the lowest volume increment on my MacBook Pro while using external headphones. I have ...
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Using MacBook with a broken screen?

About a year ago me and my friend found a MacBook in the road. The screen is destroyed, but everything else was fine. We plugged in an HDMI adapter and were able to get a name off of the MacBook log ...
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Bridge connection with ethernet?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro, with Sierra on it, connected to WiFi, and I am currently using Proton VPN to surf the internet. I have a Windows laptop I cannot install software onto, like the VPN. I ...
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Macbook Pro (13 inch 2016) display flickering, but works fine in safe mode, or with external monitor. Why?

My Macbook Pro (13 inch, 2016, 4 thunderbolt ports, touchbar) has developed strange screen fault. The entire screen turns black, for a fraction of a second, and then returns to normal, then black, ...
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Display glitches on a MBPro 15 inch Late 2013 (base model) (video)

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch with integrated graphics (base model), which has display glitches that occur sporadically. This seems to happen more often when an external display is ...
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How to prevent Macbook from bluetooth reconnecting to lost connections?

I have an Macbook Pro mid-2017 and a pair of Bluetooth ear-buds. When I turn bluetooth off and on again on the Macbook, the ear-buds do not reconnect automatically, but when I just put the ear-buds in ...
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Is it possible to detect the current power input on a MacBook?

To the best of my knowledge, MacBooks will still charge if the power supply attached provides less wattage then the laptop was designed for. Is there a way to view the current power input, preferably ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Key Stuck and always-typing that key

My built-in keyboard won't stop sending the letter "A" (was planning to replace this key but can't even log into the machine in the meantime). Using an external keyboard, I am able to type, ...
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Creating APFS volume

I deleted my APFS container using the command: diskutil apfs deleteContainer disk2 How can I create a container from my internal ssd?
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Mac doesn't wake up from sleep since latest OS upgrade (Big Sur)

Since upgrading the OS - currently on Big Sur 11.2.2 (20D80) I experience failure of my Mac to ever wake from sleep. Only thing that would wake it up is a forced restart using the power button. After ...
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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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MacBook Air 2020 Audio Line In

I have a little synthesiser that has a 3.5mm out. On my PC I can plug this into the Line In Port and use it in sound recording software such as Audacity. Today I tried connecting it to my MacBook Air ...
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macOS, Use fn + Command keyboard shortcuts work

Aside from switching between the playback/system control keys and the regular function keys, in macOS the fn key can be used to access keys not available on the keyboard. For example, if a dedicated ⌦ ...
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Macbook Pro 2015: Cursor/screen freezes after login, runs only in safe mode

my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Big Sur 11.2.2 freezes regularly after login. I can only run it in safe mode. I had the problem before the update to Big Sur, I updated it hoping it would ...
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Why can't I create a WiFi network while being connected to another WiFi network?

Is this a hardware limitation, or just bad software from Apple? What do wireless routers have that a Macbook doesn't, that they can extend WiFi networks, using, e.g., WDS?
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How to get full resolution for LG 27UK650-W with MacBook Pro?

I bought a LG 27UK650-W monitor that has 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160). When I connect it to my MacBook Pro (2019, 16-inch, Big Sur), the fonts are huge. I had to switch from "Default for ...
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Macbook not sleeping when lid is closed

I bought a M1 Macbook Pro in December, really happy with the laptop so far, especially the battery. Lately though, I've been noticing faster battery drain when sleeping. I thought that maybe there was ...
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Mac Slows Down or Crashes When External Display Used

Macbook pro 16'' 2019. Sometimes it becomes very slow, sometimes it crashes. Here is the log after it crashes. After I plugged in there was a sudden moment that fans being too noisy and active (like 1 ...
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How to fully connect and switch 2 macbook pro including sounds, microphone, mouse

I have 2 MacBookPro (one for work and one private) and a Dell u4919dw. I use the KVM function of the Dell U4919DW and it works just fine for switching the keyboard and mouse BUT I'd love to also be ...
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Signing out of a deleted apple id on M1 Macbook Air

I had accidentally left a deleted apple id signed in on my M1 Macbook Air. (The id has been deleted for over two weeks now.) I contacted Apple support, and they told me to factory restore the Mac. I ...
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Unable to access MacBook Pro as im not the Admin Accountant

My previous employers have gone into liquidation and no longer provide business or services. I have my work MacBook Pro which have not been requested to be returned. How can I remove the current Admin/...
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How can I listen to my iPhone's audio output, using the headphones connected to my Mac?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It, like all other phones of its type, has no headphone jack, and I have no adapter. However, I also have a MacBook Pro (2014), running Sierra. When I'm at home, is there some ...
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Opening Windows From Dock in MacBook with Second Monitor

Newer to Macbook so trying to figure out all the shortcuts. I want to maximize all minimized Safari windows. I've used the Cmd + Tab and then switching to Cmd + Option and releasing just Cmd, but that ...
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Touch ID doesn't work on MacBook Pro 2019

I have troubles with Touch ID on my MacBook Pro 2019 all the time, it just don't recognize my fingers. If I try to add a new fingerprint the red lines animation doesn't show up like nothing is ...
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Why does resetting to factory settings not restore 2019 Macbook to Catalina?

My Macbook 2019 came with Catalina. I upgraded to Big Sur. When I restore to factory settings, it seems the only option is for me to go back to a fresh install of Big Sur, and not Catalina. Why is I ...
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Pink windows headers

All windows headers are becoming pink after a while, like every several hours. I have to go to Display settings and change the color profile to any other and back to default — this is the only ...
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Macbook Pro 16 Failed to boot after Big Sur update now I'm unable to mount the disk even in recovery mode

On reboot it showed the cannot boot from hard drive ? screen. I rebooted into recovery mode but it fails to mount the drive. I can see the drive there with the correct details. It says the following: ...
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Decrease size of display used in Macbook Pro [duplicate]

The screen of my Macbook pro cracked from the bottom left, and vertical + horizontal lines appeared. While waiting to repair it, is there any way to decrease the used space from the display to fit ...
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Automatic (or a quick) way to add page numbers to a pdf document

I have a macbook and am running Big Sur 11.2.2. I have some pdf documents with over a hundred pages that I need to put in page numbers. I'd rather not have to do this manually for every page, and was ...
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Is it possible to get back one earlier “copy” to paste it back?

I typed for 200 words to send to a customer support of a company, and then I copied the content just to keep a copy in my Gmail or Google Docs. However, before I pasted, I made a phone call using ...
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What is the latest OS to which I can upgrade an early 2015 MacBook Air running Sierra (10.12)?

My daughter has an Early 2015 MacBook Air running Sierra 10.12. In addition, she has Office 2011 installed on it as well (used through her GCSE's and A'Levels). We now need to upgrade Office, but ...
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Why external links open in Ungoogled Chromium instead of Brave when both browsers are running?

My default browser is Brave Browser and whenever I click on a link in any of the mac apps it opens in Brave which is the expected behaviour but for some reason it doesn't when Ungoogled Chromium is ...
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The speed connection drops down after a few months

I don't understand what's the deal with USB-C Ethernet adapter and dock. I bought many USB-C Ethernet adapters and docks (for example Anker USB Type-C to Ethernet, USB C Hub 8 in 1, uni USB-C, Hyper ...
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I erased Macintosh HD in disk utility, now I can't reinstall macOS Big Sur

So I wanted to reset my 2019 Macbook Pro, so I used CMD + R and went to disk utility and erased Macintosh HD... I then went to reinstall MacOS Big Sur and I got about halfway through the ...
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Can I change the startup sound on macOS Big Sur?

I wanted to find the audio file with the startup chime and either switch it with another one of mine or edit it but i can't locate the file. Does anyone know of a way of finding this file or to get ...
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faulty battery?

MacBook Air (Retina, 2019) apparently has a faulty battery. Apple says my battery should be able to retain 80% charge at 1000 cycles. But here is says 84% at 150 cycles.
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LG Ultrafine 5K firmware update ZIP search

Does anyone have access to the LG UltraFine 5K display firmware update ZIP file? LG ScreenManager doesn't recognize any update even though there should be one. LG support rejected me that they doesn't ...
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Mac OS keeps switching to the first desktop Please Help Me

mac:MacBookPro 2019 system:Catalina 10.15.7 When I running full screen software,My screen keeps jumping to the first "desktop". This happens at random. I didn't install “Google Drive”
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My MacBook Has Run Out of Memory [duplicate]

My MacBook Air 2017 13" has run out of memory. I restarted my computer, opened ONE safari page(stackexchange.com) and got these results. (macOS Catalina version 10.15.2) Any recommendations? ...
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MacBook Pro becomes terribly Slow When Using The Secondary GPU

Whenever mac starts to use the secondary GPU (AMD Radeon), such as graphical tasks or when I use a secondary display, It becomes terribly slow. I can say that it must be a GPU problem because if I ...
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How to reduce macOS usage of substantial portion of hard disk space for storing iCloud documents

I have a MacBook Pro 256 GB SSD(Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)running Mac OS Big Sur but this issue goes beyond these specs. I have a 2TB iCloud Storage plan, of which 1.54 TB is available. Out of the ...
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camera is not working on Macbook Pro 13 MacOs11.2.2

Recently I have updated my MacBook Pro 2019 to Big Sur 11.2.2 then I found that the notebook camera stopped working despite normal. Seems like it stops working after the first shot. Is there a ...