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Mac gets slow when mouse is plugged in?

I recently got an Steelseries Aerox 3 mouse (wired), and whenever I try to use it, my MacBook Pro (2018) starts to lag an insane amount. I also have an Apex 5 keyboard plugged in, but I can unplug the ...
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New Mac has 3 battery cycles

I bought a new MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 3 days ago from the Apple Store. Now I see that it has 3 cycle counts. I charged it only one time for around 60%. Why? Is it normal?
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Why /usr/local/bin is showing as a file in mac?

I purchased a new mac and want to install some tools on it but when I try to install anything, I am getting error as bin is not a folder . Well why /bin inside my path /usr/local/ is a file not folder,...
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How to determine if my 2015 MacBook Pro can still handle current workloads?

I work in a company since 2015 and when I joined I was handed over a new MacBook which was the latest at that time i.e 2015 Mid model i7 16GB Ram. This company does not have a rotation policy for the ...
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Best method to disable Radeon card in 2011 MacBook Pro?

LangLangC has given a very detailed answer as to how to disable the discrete Radeon graphics card in a 2011 MacBook Pro. It seems to be highly regarded, because it got a +97 score: GPU problem - ...
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MacBook Pro can't see my android phone WiFi hotspot

My MacBook Pro pro can't see my Android phone wifi hotspot, when I got the phone new the MacBook was seeing the hotspot and I was connecting to it but after some months it stopped seeing the network. ...
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How many USB-C monitors can I connect to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)? [duplicate]

I would like to connect at least two USB-C monitors, but maybe 3 if possible. Firstly, should it work? Secondly, will it work well in terms of performance? I mostly need the monitors for text editing ...
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Does anyone know where the backlight fuse is on a 2016 MacBook Pro 15" touchstrip model?

I found an image of a 13" but it doesn't match the 15" board. It is a Model A1707. Just need to test the fuse. Thanks!
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Can a version of Windows newer than Vista be installed on MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo?

Apple documents state my MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo 2.16 MHz will not run Windows versions newer than Vista. However, I burned a 32 bit Windows 7 ISO to a DVD, after converting the ISO to DVD/CD ...
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Why I need to reset frequently SMC controller in my MacBook Pro with touch bar (Intel, T1 Chip)

I have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and an Intel processor. I need to reset the SMC controller every time I open the MacBook Pro. It does not start automatically unless I do this. I've tried many ...
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How do I cover up the color of my macbook?

I have recently gotten a "old" macbook 12" (from 2018) from a family member, unfortunately the color is rose gold. It doesn't look that bad, but I would prefer a darker/space grey color....
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WhatsApp web interface in Safari reloads because it is using “significant energy” how to fix?

I'm using Safari on a MacBook Air M1. When I use web.whatsapp.com, it often reloads page with this error: Is there an easy way to fix this? Is Facebook running necessary processes that I can block ...
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Is there any USB Network Adapter available for Mac that works with Big Sur?

My MacBook 14's wifi sometimes doesn't connect with my router or my mobile hotspot. I bought a USB WiFi adapter but I couldn't find its drivers for macOS Big Sur 11.1. I searched the internet but ...
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Trackpad gestures not working

Some of my macbook trackpad gestures are not working, such as open the launchpad using 4 fingers; show the desktop; and enlarge images using 2 finger pinch. I'm sure all of those functions are enabled ...
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How to do Apple Diagnostics on Macbook pro with a dead screen?

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro running Sierra and the screen has gone black. I'm using my HDTV now for an external monitor. I want to do a diagnostics test to find out what to fix. But the external ...
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Transfer a large folder of photos and videos to iCloud Photos

I'd like to sync my Google Photos and iCloud photos, mainly because I use iCloud photos a lot more. I have a large amount of photos on my Google Photos library that I can download as a ZIP folder. I'm ...
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New Macbook Pro 2019 has high temperature with low CPU usage

I got a Macbook Pro 2019 with Intel Core i9 Processors and it seems to heat up and get the fans spinning even with very low cpu usage. For Example, today when I was on a video call, Both my fans were ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an two external displays?

I have a Dell D3100 docking station, 2 Dell monitors, and my MacBook Pro (MBP). I hooked everything correctly and downloaded the DisplayLink driver so the monitors signals can be read and then ...
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Is it normal for a new Mac to have less than 100% battery health?

I bought a new Mac, a little over a month ago. It has exactly 15 battery cycles now (after my use, of course). So, definitely, a new battery. But, my problem is that I can see, through CoconutBattery ...
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iris pro graphics 1536 allocated memory is always full on my macbook 15 2015

I am having a problem with my second-hand MacBook pro 15 2015, I got it second hand and already updated to big sur 11.0. the problem I have is jankiness in web scrolling and a lot of times, I get lags ...
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How do I rename my MacBook? [duplicate]

When looking in the terminal, I have NameIWantoToChange@My-MacBook-Air. I've searched and found ways to change the name to the right of the @ sign but I want to change the name of the one to the left, ...
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Use 2019 Macbook Pro trackpad with 8th generation iPad

I've seen software to link a MBP's keyboard to other devices, but is this possible for MBP's trackpad? I want to be able to use my MBP trackpad with my iPad. Even if I have to develop the software ...
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Green and white lines on screen of a macbook pro

my Macbook pro 13inch, Early 2015 has the problem you can see in the picture I take that to the support, they told me the screen was broken, so they replaced it, but the problem is still there. Now ...
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Thunderbolt and USB logo on screen [closed]

I was trying to refresh my MacBook Air because I had just purchased a veikk A15 pen tablet and was trying to connect it to my MacBook Air. The instructions told me to refresh my MacBook Air and so I ...
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MacOS doesn't fit external screen and I don't know how to stretch it

Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Monitor: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD Using HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. Things I have tried: Option +...
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Macbook Pro 13" and two external monitors [duplicate]

I have a Macbook pro 13" and I want to connect 2 monitors to it. Is it OK to connect one monitor via a USB-c cable directly and the other through a hub? My concern is that both the hub and the ...
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Updating firmware on MBP 2012

I have a mid-2012 13” MBP running on 10.12.6 Sierra, which I’ve been trying to update to the latest OS for some time now. Any update that is newer than Sierra throws a “An error occurred while ...
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MacBook not powering on

I was travelling the other day, and after putting my MacBook Pro through the X-ray machine, I picked it up and got a small shock like a static electric discharge. I thought nothing of it, but after ...
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Why “OS X Utilities” is showing instead of “macOS Utilities” whenever I perform recovery mode

I have a MacBook Pro (retina, 13”, early 2015) running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and I want to erase or reformat it. I’m performing a factory reset and Command + R is not working to show the recovery ...
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macbook air begining 2015 stuck after change SSD

I have a macbook air from begining 2015 with 120Go. I bought a Transcend Jet Drive 250 SSD (480Go). I did a backup from time machine and placed it on an external hard drive. I installed the SSD and I ...
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shortcut for starting and stopping youtube video on second screen on mac

I often watch tutorial videos from youtube on my macbook. So i want to watch the tutorial on my second display and work on my macbook. Because i often have to start and continue the video i always ...
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macbook pro 13'' 2018 (thunderbolt 3 / 4 slots) with 4K 60 hertz monitor

I have a dell 4k 60 hz monitor and I'm wondering if its possible to achieve the 60 hertz refresh rate with my 2018 macbook pro 13" (thunderbolt 3 / 4 slots). Is the new Apple USB-C Digital AV ...
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NEC Multi Sync PA302W monitor not connecting after most recent Big Sur update

I have a late 2018 Macbook Pro with four USB-C ports. I have used an NEC Multisync PA302W monitor with my Macbook Pro for the last year and a half. This monitor is connected via a Displayport to USB-...
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USB Device (Camera) Was Connected, but I choose to “Do Not Do Anything”, Cannot Get It To Show Now

I connected my cannon Vixia HF R70 Camera to my mac. I am running Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina on a Mac Book Air) It is a standard USB A connector cable. I was prompted with a window on what I want to ...
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Video is jerky on Big Sur

I have an early 2015 base mode Mac Book Air. I just updated to Big sur. Now I have jerky video playback on Chrome. Youtube works fine, but on other sites like reddit and sports streaming, the video ...
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Correct Battery Replacement for Old Macbook Air

Correct Battery Replacement for Old Macbook Air Hi there, thank you for reading :) I have a Macbook Air 5,2 (13” mid 2012) that has a battery with over 1062 cycles and a condition of “Replace Now”, ...
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How to turn off certain shortcut [duplicate]

I have been looking around to turn off "CMD + , (comma)" opening password manager in Safari but there appears to be no option to do so (maybe I missed it). The same shortcut is used as ...
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How can I make and receive calls on a MBP using an Android?

This is almost like using my Mac as a Bluetooth headset. An app called HandsFree 2 used to do this beautifully, using Bluetooth to pair my Android and Mac, I could make and receive phone calls without ...
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iCloud has sucked up all my files - can you transfer files directly from iCloud to Google Drive? [duplicate]

I'm trying to disconnect my macbook from iCloud, as it's been creating major problems for me. I was told by an Apple Support employee that doing so is only recommended once you've backed up everything ...
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I only see a .pkg file when restoring from DMG in TransMac. What is wrong?

I finally got my hands on a second-hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011). However, the disk is corrupted and doesn't boot, and Internet Recovery proves ineffective as the OS X Lion Setup fails. This is the ...
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iPhone 12 to Mac photo transfer

I am trying to transfer some christmas photos from my iPhone to my Mac via airdrop but after the photos are downloaded on my Mac, around 80% of them are transferring as damaged or corrupt files and ...
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My MacBook shows the screensaver seemingly forever! How do I tell it to just go blank after an hour or two without suspending the laptop?

For security reasons I have the screen on my MacBook set to lock after 1 minute of inactivity, at which point it displays the photos I've downloaded to it, but when I get up in the morning the screen ...
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Macbook Pro stuck on password sign in

I can't log on to my 2011 MacBook Pro. It boots up ok with the chime, then goes to the Apple logo screen, then to the "enter password" screen. There I'm completely stuck as can't get past ...
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Horizontal lines at the bottom of the screen in MacBook Pro 2017 13 inch

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 13 inch Touch Bar model. Little bit about my lap: It is is brand new condition without any dent or signs of usage. The battery count is just 11. Since I use the Mac which is ...
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iCloud has sucked up all my laptop's files - can you transfer files directly from iCloud to Google Drive?

I'm trying to disconnect my macbook from iCloud, as it's been creating some problems. I was told by an Apple Support employee that doing so is only recommended once you've backed up everything from ...
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Run everything in Rosetta 2 on Silicon Mac

I've recently started using a Silicon MacBook Pro 13 (i.e. one with non-Intel processor). I have found installing some software difficult, for example installing Python through Homebrew and installing ...
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How to block contacts on iPhone messages but not on Mac

Previously, I had blocked contacts on my iPhone, but the messages were still going through to my MacBook. I liked this because the messages wouldn't show up on my phone, which I use more often, but I ...
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Would a Displayport-Thunderbolt cable unlock better performance from my external display than an HDMI 2.0 cable?

I just bought a new monitor (an Asus XG35VQ), but when I try to use my MacBook (Pro 13", mid-2014) with it, I can only get 30Hz on the native 3440x1440 resolution. At first I thought there was ...
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Macbook is setup to hibernate immediately, but it hibernates after ~1hr delay both on AC & battery

I tried to change the settings to all sorts of scenarios, but the laptop just refuses to hibernate right away. I want it to bypass sleep/standby completely, and cut off power to RAM immediately (...
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Monitor not detected at startup, only if I unplug and reconnect it

This question has been asked in many flavors but couldn't find mine. The external monitor for my MBP (2019 Catalina) is a Philips PHL 276C8. I use its USB-C connector to charge my MBP as well. The ...

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