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MacBook Pro 16 2019 + External Monitor. Battery Life

I've recently bought a MBP Pro 16' 2019. I'm using right now a Thunderbolt 2 adapter so I can connect it to an old iMac 21' and using as an external monitor. My question is: It is safe for battery ...
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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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Macbook pro 2011 Late cannot enable dGPU again

I'm struggling with some problem involved with enable dGPU AMD Radeon. To the needs of installation MacOS Catalina I had to disable discrete graphics card. I reboot into recovery mode and used command ...
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Only two ports problem. Using iMac (Using Late 2013, 27“) as Display to connect to Macbook Pro (2019, 13”, 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports)?

My Macbook Pro only has two USB-C ports, one of which is being used for the power cable and the other to connect an old Thunderbolt Display. I'd like to use my 2013 iMac as a second display. Any tips ...
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MacBook Pro Won't Recognize Display (Both Internal and Kind of External)

My Macbook Pro (mid 2014, 15 inch) screen just went black. It was working in the morning, took it out of its case this afternoon and nothing. The Macbook is running, because I can hear it and the back ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 - Camera not Working

When I try FaceTime, Zoom or whatever it does not work. When I open FT, the following message appears "FaceTime has not received any video from the connected camera. Restarting your computer may ...
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3 Days old Macbook Pro 16" CPU Temperature reaching 97C°

This is my first macbook ever. After 3 Days of using this 16" Macbook Pro, the temperature of the CPU core reaches 97°C. it happens when i am using Android studio with the simulator to test an 8 ...
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Calibrating battery on a Macbook: am I supposed to keep the computer running all the time?

I've been advised in a lot of places (for example: https://www.lifewire.com/calibrate-macbook-air-battery-2260856) to calibrate my Macbook Air's battery from time to time: every three months or so, ...
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Strange screen on MacBook Air (2016)

Recently my MacBook Air (2016) has been randomly giving me this screen. Longest it’s ever lasted was a minute. One time I had to shut down the computer to get it to go away, another time it went away ...
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Finding a drive adapter to re-use the old hard drive from a Macbook Pro early 2015 13"

I recently upgraded the hard-drive on my Macbook Pro 13" early 2015 model. I'd like to use the old 128gb hard-drive as an external USB disk, but I'm having trouble finding the adapter to make it ...
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Apple hardware issue. Battery not charging, service recommended

Battery not charging. Service recommended. I bought this MacBook Pro 13 inch retina exactly 5 years ago and it was working perfectly fine until now. But, all of a sudden it stopped working, then I ...
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Fresh battery replacement already showing degradation

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 15 inch running MacOS Catalina (10.15.6) which had the top case (battery) replaced in July 2020 due to significant battery degredation over the 1 year I had owned it. The ...
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There is no process “Touch Bar Agent”

My MBP 15" 2018's touch bar died few days back. I read a lot of people suggesting to kill process "Touch Bar Agent". But, I don't find process "Touch Bar Agent" in the ...
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Does this usage pattern warrant getting more memory?

So this is about an old MacBook Pro - just old enough to have user replaceable memory. The memory usage usually stays in the green, but the size of the Cached Files + Memory Used usually adds up to ...
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MacBook Pro 16" Mouse skips every 2-3 seconds - Changing monitor from DP1.2 to DP1.1 stopped it. Why?

MacBook Pro 16" Arrived this week and when I plug in my external display the mouse cursor skips, glitches, freezes every 2-3 seconds. Unplug the monitor and all is fine. Tried switching from DP ...
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App that monitors when MacBook Pro is asleep

I have a lot of trouble keeping my laptop asleep. I'm always plugged into USB devices and I feel that makes my computer buggy. Many a times I come back after a couple hours and my computer is running ...
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Mac won't install updates

So the problem started around a month back when I was prompted if I'd like to restart my mac to install system updates. I proceeded with the restart and apple's logo along with a loader appeared. By ...
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env: php: Bad CPU type in executable

I Worked before on my MacBook Pro on php applications and it was work smoothly , after I upgrade it to Catalina, when i use composer update it gives me an error , after reading about it I found that I ...
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How to customize Touch Bar on the Macbook Pro 13" when Mathematica is on

Whenever I use Wolfram Mathematica, the Touch Bar on my Macbook Pro has a "New Document" button. My question is, how do I make sure I don't have that button when I open Mathematica? It is ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) [MacOs Catalina 10.15.6] Yellow tint when watching video in Netflix, Youtube or even Videos(Quick Time)

I noticed recently that when i try watching youtube videos in full screen, when i didn't move my mouse and the play bar disappeared , my screen turn yellowish. This happen only during full screen and ...
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My MacBook's trackpad and keyboard do not work after startup

My MacBook: MacBook Air 2014 macOS Catalina 10.15.6 My Problem: Two weeks ago my internal keyboard and trackpad suddenly did not work any more. The next day I restarted my computer and they worked ...
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My Mac machine is extremely slow all of sudden? [closed]

It was functioning very well until all of a sudden it went extremely slow, I still had a good size of hard disk space and to top it off I reset, wiped out entire disk and reinstalled the OS, even ...
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16" Brand new macbook pro not charging / booting up

I'm an IT guy of a company. We have ordered some 16" macbooks for our developers but they're not charging/ booting up. When I try to boot up, a battery icon appears on black screen just like ...
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Macbook a1181 stopped working and commands doesnt work after installing windows

I installed windows 10 in my macbook a1181 model but then my mac Os has stopped working even i could not switch to it. But i mistakenly made clean the entire hdd without having backup and tried to ...
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MacBook Pro 13” mid-2012 iSight cable port broken

I accidentally ripped the iSight display port away from the motherboard on my MacBook Pro during a display replacement. I’m fine with working without a camera since the quality is bad anyway. The ...
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Constant kernel panics on MacBook Pro 16 (2019) while asleep - GPU?

For months I'm trying to find a reason why my MBP16 randomly crashes while in sleep mode. The trace is very similar every time: panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff800e814e67): "...
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Is there a terminal command to set a GIF as a wallpaper in MacOS?

I have tried to use the third-party GitHub apps and other solutions but none of them work. I really want it to work as I have some cool GIFs that would really rekindle the feeling of customisation on ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro not charging (Programmed charge table not in use)

My mid-2012 MB Pro (2.6ghz i7, A1286, Catalina) recently stopped charging... It sat unplugged for about a week and when I plugged back the adaptor (since the battery was apparently empty) all I got ...
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Share monitors and peripherals between Linux PC and 2020 Macbook Pro 13" [duplicate]

I have a Linux PC tower, two monitors (one HDMI the other DisplayPort), and a keyboard/mouse. I also have a 2020 Macbook Pro 13". I'd like to be able to use my two monitors + keyboard and mouse ...
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Can I run two external monitors on a 2012 MacBook pro? [duplicate]

computer: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1TB SSD - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB - 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 Currently, have one monitor setup using a thunderbolt to ...
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MacBook Pro Fan broken again

I replaced my MacBook Pro (mid-2015)'s left fan as I noticed it had stopped working (had to investigate what was causing the kernal_task to use all CPU and completely slow laptop down). The right fan ...
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Shift + Esc doesn't work on MacBook Pro with touch bar

There are some apps that use the Shift + Esc combination. But it's doesn't work when I use the Esc on touch bar. Apps behave as just the Esc button pressed. When I connect external keyboard or even ...
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Disk unmounted showing in disk utility [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu os in my macbook Pro mid 2012 in 100gb partition storage. Today I want to delete that partition so I was using terminal for that but due to some mistakes by mac os get deleted ...
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How do I get rid of Macbook Air 2017 Trackpad Rattling Noise? [duplicate]

I have enabled tap to click in trackpad setting. Whenever I tap on the trackpad it's making a noise similar to somewhat of actual click. Please help me find a solution.
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Mac did a weird random shutdown

Other people have asked about this but I did not see anything quite like what happened to me since the fixes seems to apply to later models. I use a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 8 GB RAM. The ...
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Poor quality font when connecting MBP 2016 to external 27 inch full HD monitor

I have bought a Samsung 27" Full HD (LC27R500FHNXZA) monitor and have connected my MacBook Pro 2016 (macOS 10.13 "High Sierra") to it via HDMI. This is the image I see: And this is the ...
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Is it possible for a Macbook Pro to pop out a window and / or give some sound a few minutes before sleeping?

Is there a way to pop out a window and / or to give out some sound a few minutes before it goes to sleep? There is one warning, but I hope to get another warning a few or a couple of few minutes ...
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External monitor refresh rate drops after turning off macbook monitor

I have a Macbook pro 16 and a dell 3415w monitor. My setup is: I mirror the macbook to the resolution that fit best on Dell (21:9 ratio), use the trackpad and keyboard on macbook, and hardly look at ...
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Seemingly random CPU throttling

My 2018 macbook pro with i9 processor running Catalina version 10.15.6 seems to randomly throttle the CPU frequency even with low CPU utilization and lowish temperatures: I am using a docking station ...
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2012 Macbook Pro Black Screen, Fan Spins Up Fast and can't be powered off

I was recently asked to fix a 2012 Macbook Pro 13" (MD101LL/A*) and was told it had a drink spilled around or on it. So it has a green light on the charger and will power on. But the symptoms are ...
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MacBook Pro takes longer time to open some apps while connected to wifi

I am using a 2017 None Touch Bar MacBook Pro. It's running on MacOs Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101). I have noticed many times that when I try to open some apps like Chrome, IINA player etc, while connected ...
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How can I get FaceTime to output sound configuration of audio midi multi output device?

I have MacBook Air and I am trying to set up so that when I am making a FaceTime audio call, both myself and another (hearing impaired) person can listen on their own stream - the hearing impaired ...
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MacBook Pro Freezes Too Long After Sleep Mode

I am using a MacBook Pro 2019; after I close the screen, it enters the sleep mode as usual but when I reopen it freezes and doesn't respond for nearly ~30 seconds (No beachballs or anything, it just ...
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External monitor blinks when connected to MBP 13'' 2018 through USB-C to DisplayPort cable

When I have my Macbook Pro 13'' 2018 connected to the external display LG 27UL550-W monitor. The monitor often blinks (becomes black) for a second or so randomly. It happens even when the MacBook is ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2012 Headphone Jack not Responding

I have a 2012 MBP Retina and it doesnt recorgnize my headphone jack. I have tried to plugin several earphones but nothing happens. also i tried resetting SMC and PRAM but still the same issue. i am ...
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Macbook pro 2015 13" keyboard and trackpad stopped working - Cable change did not work

Previously, the keyboard and trackpad was not working sometime but they work after one or two restarts. Since 2 months ago keyboard and trackpad stopped working completely. Tried the different resets, ...
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MacBook Pro | Screen Brightness not working

I recently got a a MacBook Pro early 2011 and I am not able to change the brightness, either higher or lower. The brightness keys don't work and the brightness setting in System Preferences > ...
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Can I use both Thunderbolt ports to get higher resolution/framerate

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro (Iris Pro 1536) with an AOC U2790B. It can only run 4k at very low framerate so I downscale it. I seem to recall reading a long time ago about using both Thunderbolt ...
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Does a deteriorated battery affect macbook performance when plugged in? [duplicate]

My early 2015 macbook pro battery has had the "service battery" warning for over a year now. I hit the 900 cycle mark before last summer, and now I'm at about 1000. The battery lasts for <...
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Is the MacBook Pro's internal microphone really stereo?

My MacBook Pro's (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) internal microphone identifies as a stereo microphone (in the System Report as well as in Audio MIDI Setup), However if I record some audio ...