Questions tagged [macbook]

All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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Macbook Pro reflashing firmware

my macbook pro 2013 doesn't boot anymore. I've tried different modes like safeboot, utility menu, boot from other device,... but I instantly get a white screen. Wiping the NVRAM, removing the battery ...
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How to turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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Macbook pro wont turn on?

My mac wont turn on, first the battery indicator only blinking, after SMC reset and unplug the battery than plug again, my laptop turn on, after turn on, i tried tu shutdown to put plat cover. after ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and touchpad seem to be interfering

On a Mac Air running the latest OSX I find that the keys that I type are not showing up quickly on the screen sometimes with a multi second delay. It is very intermittent but it happens regularly all ...
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Mac Reset Password Isn't Working

It's very often that I have to reset my Mac password using recovery mode as I keep using fingerprint to login. If I shut down my computer after prolonged use of fingerprint, the machine asks for a ...
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Can I get any compensation for 2-week turnaround on 2015 MacBook Pro battery recall?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro (still under AppleCare) that is covered under the battery recall issue. However, the machine is my primary work computer, and the Apple Store has said that they have to ship ...
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MacBook Pro screen broken and was using 2nd monitor fine until I started the process of turning FileVault on

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with a broken screen (most of it is black and not visible). Before I had it set up where I would just turn it on, connect my HDMI cable to TV or Monitor and it would show ...
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Moving photos from MacBook download folder to desktop and Photos

I would like to move photographs from a professional photographer to my desktop as well as into Photo. Please tell me how to do that.
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Unable to Bootcamp mid-2011 MacBook Pro

I have been trying to get Windows running on my MacBook Pro after I deleted linux. I have the disk back to 2 partitions and bootcamp assistant tells me that it is unable to partition the boot volume ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 SSD > MacBook Pro Early 2013?

BLUF: Can I use the SSD out of a MacBook Air in a MacBook Pro 13? I have a road worn but otherwise fine MacBook Pro 13"/Early 2013. About a year ago it started having issues with crashes and hangs. I ...
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How to make VirtualBox / Ubuntu work well with Retina display on the Mac?

I am running VirtualBox 6.0 and Utbuntu 19.04, and it is showing the screen really small as it doesn't seem to adjust to the Retina display. So I have to use VirtualBox's View -> Scale to make the ...
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Connect a Thunderbolt display and a DisplayPort display to the same MacBook Pro

I'm trying to connect the old generation LG UltraFine 4k Display (USB-C DisplayPort) and the old generation LG UltraFine 5k Display (USB-C Thunderbolt) to a 13" MacBook Pro from 2019 (with 4 ...
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Unable to open Seagate HDD in MacBook Air running on macOS Mojave 10.14 (Using Paragon NTFS for Mac)

Please advise on how to open the HDD again. This previously worked fine and also HDD works on Windows 10. I am using Paragon NTFS for Mac to read the HDD.
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 A1466 Power button not working

Thanks for stopping by. As the title states, when I press the power button on the keyboard, nothing happens. This is a ongoing problem I've had for a couple months now and it's starting to get on my ...
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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Can I upgrade the memory in a MacBook Pro 2019?

my Mac is a MacBook Pro 2019 I do not have any information about Mac or cp. I am using R and I am running a heavy model, but I can not get a result because of lack of memory. Is there any way to fix ...
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Screen turns black for a while after logging in

After I typed my password and the Apple logo appeared, suddenly my screen turned black for a while and after a few seconds it went back to finish its loading bar progress and logged in normally. Is ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen on battery power?

I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to ...
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Can I run my MacBook Pro on just AC power?

I have a used little MacBook Pro 13 inch Late 2008 5,1 and I was told it needed a battery. It charges, then it doesn't, and it shuts off at the most random times, so the thought occurred to me to take ...
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How can I encrypt or prevent access to a user's files to another user in the system?

I need to take my macbook pro (MBP 15 mid 2015) to a mac repair shop for a screen replacement. I don't want to leave my files exposed to another user in the system. I plan to create a second admin ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [on hold]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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MacBook Pro sleeps unexpectedly and runs fans at high speed, even after SMC reset

My MacBook Pro (15 in Retina, early 2013, macOS 10.14.5) sleeps unexpectedly, although there is enough charge in the battery. To wake it up, I must connect the power supply. Furthermore, the fans run ...
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How to change MacBook's performance back to normal after it was reduced?

Sometimes my MacBook shows a "Performance is reduced" notification after it gets hot from running intensive apps on a hot summer day. When it's left idle for about 30 minutes and becomes cooler, is ...
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Has Apple indicated that some 2019 MacBook Pros have a fault relating to power, battery or shutdown issues?

I bought a MacBook Pro two days ago and when I was using it for the first time I noticed that when it drops below 40% (20%-40%) it shuts down with no warning and it's impossible to turn it back on ...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes

I need to factory reset a MackBook Pro. Every time I start it up it takes ages to load and then I see this: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes. I tried to restart the Mac with CMD +...
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Mac screen sharing only shows the sharing application

I've done my best to search around Google and stackexchange but haven't found anything mentioning what I'm experiencing. We have a (pretty much brand new) Macbook Pro that is expierencing issues with ...
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How to enable Autoboot for old MacBook Air?

MacBooks released in and after 2016 have a feature that enables them to boot as soon as the lid is opened. I wanted to replicate the feature on my 2013 MacBook Air (MacOS Catalina Public Beta 5), so I ...
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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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OSX password issue with special chars in recovery mode

I had an issue with my MacBook (latest version) and I tried restarting in recovery mode (cmd+r). The issue is that my password contains a special character (umbreakable space) for security reasons ...
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fsroot count invalid every time I install High Sierra

MacBook Pro7,1 2TB Crucial SSD High Sierra fsroot count invalid I have a MacBook Pro7,1 (13" Mid-2010). I recently replaced the 512GB hard drive with a 2TB SSD from Crucial memory. I'm trying to ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2011 - External Microphone is not recognized

I can't find the microphone from the headset either in system preferences or in the hardware list. My headset cable has 3 lines as required. The mic works well on my phone for example. Any tips? ...
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Increasing screen resolution to 1920x1080 in Macbook Air

Is it possible to change the maximum resolution of MacBook Air 13" (2015), by replacing its panel (i.e. screen)? The model only supports 1440x900. What I want to achieve is making the resolution of ...
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Is there a way to use the Intel GPU when running Windows 7 from Bootcamp?

Alright, so the problem I'm currently facing is that when I run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 15" 2.2GHz CPU) with OS X 10.8, I used Bootcamp 5 to install Windows 7. Windows does not ...
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Will backing up files also include files that are marked for deletion?

If i use Time Machine to back up my data to an additional disk, will the backup also contain files marked for deletion that have not been overwritten yet? To clarify, I do not mean files in the ...
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How to disable vertical scrolling while horizontal scrolling is in progress using the trackpad on a Macbook?

Macbook trackpad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. But when I try to do horizontal scrolling, some vertical scrolling also taking place unintentionally (may be my finger movements are no ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 13 inch - Display turns off whenever I physically adjust it

Whenever I try to adjust the angle of my screen my display just turns off. I know the Macbook itself doesn't turn off because I can still hear sound and the keyboard is still lit up. But if I try to ...
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How to turn on red light (digital audio) inside of the 3.5mm headphone socket on macbook pros?

So apparently many macbook pro models have a digital audio output hidden inside their 3.5mm headphone jacks. Example. I thought this was physically activated by the mini TOSLINK plug, but recently I ...
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Moving hard drive to another laptop. (similar model)

I am trying to take the hard drive from a Macbook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2) and put this hard drive into a Macbook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1)....
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name of my macbook air changed automatically [duplicate]

i noticed that the name of my macbook air in terminal changed automatically to "homepc" This is the log of the console with the exact timeline it happened: NetworkServiceProxy.framework/Versions/A/...
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What is the safest way to leave my MacBook on 24/7 with macOS Mojave?

I used to use sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 to try setting my MacBook to hibernate instead of sleep, so that it pulls power away from the RAM/hard drives, etc. and puts the laptop into a proper sleep....
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Can MacBook Pro late 2011 DisplayPort work with Asus MG279Q?

My MBP has 8GB RAM but otherwise standard, on OS 10.13.6. Using Mac's Mini-Displayport to Monitor's DisplayPort (Asus cable) the MBP recognises the monitor and offers various resolutions including ...
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What does Apple mean by “This may decrease battery life”?

Does it mean that my battery will "lose capacity" over the years (months?) or that it will just uncharge faster because it's consuming more energy?
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The identity of “imap.gmail.com” cannot be verified

Has anyone come across this issue? What is going on and how do you solve it? Is pressing confirm okay? This occurred when I went into MacBooks Notes app where I keep my notes. Here is some of the ...
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Why would HardwareGrowler show my 'Apple T1 Controller' disconnecting?

HardwareGrowler just showed me the following notifications on my late-2016 13" MacBook Pro: Apple T1 Controller disconnecting. Network port en5 disconnecting. I'm sitting on my couch doing nothing ...
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Crashpad_Handler using +100% CPU [closed]

First of all but not my main question how can something use the CPU for more than 100%? My main question is how can I get rid of it? Is it safe to force it to stop? I think it's a Google Chrome ...
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Black screen after FileVault restart

I’ve recently bought a 2014 MacBook Air 11 and while I was going through the encryption shutdown and hasn’t restarted. Just sat there with a black screen and the Apple logo glowing. I was wondering if ...
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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on macOS 10.14.5?

I am using macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Books.app shows 650 MB memory being used in Activity monitor even when it is not opened. I have books of around 110 MB but I haven't used the app very much recently. ...
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Using iMac in Target Display Mode with a MacBook Pro

I'd like to use my old iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) as an external display for my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009). The hard drive in the iMac is failing, so until I get it replaced, I've installed ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from repeatedly asking me to trust my Mac [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 7 with IOS 12.4 and a MacBook Air (Mojave). Just recently, my iPhone has started asking me to trust my MacBook EACH time I connect to it (eg, through the USB cable when charging), ...