Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Videos won't play on any browser after resuming MacBook Pro from sleep

Videos don't play after resuming my MacBook Pro from sleep. The video loads, I can go to different parts of the video, but it just won't play and give me the loading loop. This applies to almost all ...
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Why does my BootCamp has less internet speed than in Mac version?

I'm using a 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave and Windows 10 via Boot Camp. I bought a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter recently. After I connected it, I could select 1 Gbps Speed & ...
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How to get Wi-Fi entry dialogue box to appear on MacBook

I’m having trouble connecting to the hotel WiFi. It is unlocked and not secured, but when you try to connect, usually a dialogue box opens and tells you to input a password and then you will be ...
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How to reach full resolution potential with MacBook Pro 2012?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I am attempting to use an external display with my Dell U2715Q (has 4k capabilities). I purchased an AmazonBasics ...
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Red pixels on Mojave Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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2.7GHz Intel Core i7 vs 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7

I have a 15" 2016 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro. It has 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 and a 1TB SSD. I'm considering upgrading to the latest MacBook Pro, which has: 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 ...
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MacBook Pro equipped with 16 GB RAM, never uses more than 8 GB

I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro equipped with 16 GB RAM. The computer however appears to be never using more than 8 GB. This is a screenshot of htop with the computer under heavy load (Large postgres ...
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Why did some screen shots randomly appear on my desktop?

I have many screenshots inside of folders on my desktop. Just now when I got onto my MacBook Pro, I found that many of these screenshots were outside of their folders (some were duplicates). I ran ...
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Command + Delete (Move to Trash) command doesn't work

I have this problem for a long time, and I don't know how to fix it. When I press Command + Delete key sequence, it doesn't work. When I use the key sequence, I hear a beep. It was working before I ...
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MacBook turning on issue during high humidity

For past few days, roughly 30, I've been facing issues with switching on my MacBook Pro 2015 model. This is what I've observed. So what happens is if during a day or night there is high humidity, Mac ...
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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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What are the benefits when you connect iPhone via Bluetooth to Mac? [on hold]

I have connected a iPhone to Mac. What are the benefits other than hotspot and file sharing?
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RAM Upgrade for Mid-2010 MacBook

So I have a Mid-2010 MacBook and I tried to upgrade the RAM. I put in 2 4GB sticks and it started to beep. I took out one, and it still beeped. When I put in one of the original 1GB sticks and a 4GB ...
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Unable to boot even in Safe mode

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I am unable to boot into it even in Safe mode. No significant updates were performed with the last week. After a restart yesterday, my MacBook would ...
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Unable to open files recovered from ContainerToInvert

It's been a week that I have been trying to recover files from ContainerToInvert after having to recover and delete my main hard drive. Now after using this side: Can ContainerToInvert file be ...
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MongoDB doesnt' work after update to macOS 10.15

I recently updated to the macOS 101.15 [Catalina] beta 1. Now, when I try to launch my MongoDB application via > mongod I get the following error: I have attempted to go to Security & ...
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Safari hijacked by Safe Finder. Change homepage preference greyed out

I must've downloaded this virus when I was prompted to download Flash thinking it was the real software. Now whenever I open Safari I get linked to this search engine. I had this issue with Chrome ...
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Two rectangles in the lock screen [duplicate]

Those days I see those two rectangles on my lock screen and I wonder what do they mean. The strange things is that whenever they are there, the unlock with Apple Watch is not working.
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Can the 2019 MBP 13'' i7 16gb support a (flawlessly) 1440p 165hz monitor? [duplicate]

I have a 2019 MBP 13'' with i7 quad 8th and 16gb ram, and I am considering buying a 1440p 165hz Dell to pair with it. This has a displayport port only. I am looking for flawless performance, no ...
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External Disk, extended journaled with password, suddenly starts without password query

my External DiskLaCie hard drive D2 Quadra USB3, extended journaled with password, appears on the screen the next morning without a password query. On my MacBook Pro and on the hard drive no updates ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2015 15" swollen battery

I bought the MBP around 2016 April. Few months ago, around 2018 Nov, bottom of the device appears a bit uneven, with slight gap with my desk. Over past few months, it wobbles more and more serious. ...
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MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro no Touch Bar model. It is not connected to a power source but it still shows as charging. While this is not affecting my Mac's performance or anything, but now I don't ...
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MacBook Air/Pro: run script upon lid close?

How can one configure MacOS (10.8 or higher) to automatically and immediately call a user-designated script (probably a bash script) upon the user closing the display lid of a MacBook Air or Pro? ...
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Wi-Fi on MacBook Air only works within 10 feet of router

The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air 11″ 2011 only connects within 10 feet of the router. Other Air works over 45 feet away. Happened after upgrade to Yosemite, now 10.10.3. Card Type: AirPort Extreme (...
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Use Macbook Touch ID button to sleep/lock

I'm not sure if this has been asked before: I want to use the Touch ID button to sleep or to lock my 2017 Macbook Pro 13". I know there are other shortcuts for doing that, but I want to be able to ...
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3 monitor setup no longer works after upgrading to macOS Mojave

I had 3 external monitor setup connected to my Mid 2015, 15" MacBook Pro. This used to work fine with OS X El Capitan which I have been using for past 3 years. I recently upgraded to macOS Mojave, ...
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System uses an absurd amount of storage [duplicate]

Why does system use such massive amounts of storage?
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS X

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS X. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware ...
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What is this Vertical bar of Inverted Colours on my Screen?

I was cleaning my Macbook Air at the weekend and think I might have damaged the screen. A vertical bar of inverted colours appeared on the left-hand side (the right was fine initially) but then both ...
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Install OS X 10.9 on VMware Fusion on newer MacBook [on hold]

My MacBook Air came with macOS Sierra, and I know that I can't install an older macOS on that (reference: How to install OS X 10.9 on a new Mac mini loaded with OS X 10.11), but I don't know why I can'...
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Can I upgrade the memory on late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

The below is my macOS version with basic capabilities : While developing my apps, my Mac often shows great memory usage and swaps. These makes my Mac running and building apps slowly. I would like ...
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Will using only onboard Intel GPU to connect to external monitor harm my MacBook?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 2010 with a faulty Nvidia GPU that used to crash the laptop every now and then. I than ran a program called MBPMid2010-GPU-Fix-0.6.1, which bypassed the Nvidia GPU. So far, ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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Trouble updating Office 2011 on an old MacBook

My uncle (who is not a tech-savvy person) has owned an Apple laptop for a long time. He bought Office 2011 products a few years ago. He has now asked me to take a look at Office asking him to update ...
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Macbook Pro starts by itself, with lid closed, since upgrading to Mojave

Three times since upgrading to Mojave a few weeks ago, my mid 2014 Macbook Pro has spontaneously switched itself on, with the lid fully closed. This is happening many hours after I shut it down (...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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MacBook Pro crashes to black screen. Works fine with Ubuntu Linux

I have a very weird problem with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. When running macOS, it suddenly stops with a black screen. Nothing in the logs. I tried upgrading it to macOS Mojave, but did not help. I ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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Why does my Early 2015 MacBook Pro thinks it has a Touch ID sensor?

Touch ID preference pane is shown on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro that doesn't have a Touch ID hardware. Clicking on it says fingerprint limit has reached. Apple Pay says unknown error occured while ...
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Show “Activity Monitor” in every “Desktop”

I find much joy in monitoring my Apple computer's fan roll through monitoring CPU use. However, I don't know how to make multiple "Activity Monitor" windows, each for one of my "Desktop"s. I ...
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External Keyboard like that on MacBook [closed]

Contrary to many, I'm a big fan of the keyboard on the latest versions of MacBook's. That being said, are there any external keyboards on the market that mimic the feel (namely, very little travel) of ...
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Can I upgrade the RAM on my 2011 MacBook Pro

I am planning to purchase a used MacBook Pro from someone, and the configuration is as mentioned: MacBook Pro 15" (A1286) Late 2011 i7 2,2 GHz 8 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Will I be able to upgrade the RAM ...
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MacBook Pro: Trackpad preference demo video not playing

I bought a pre-owned MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.3. I tried to changing Trackpad preference as per my convenience, but it appears that while changing the option on left side, the video demo ...
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How to set default web cam

I have installed CamTwist on my MacBook (mid-2015 - Retina display). Now every app uses that by default. I want the default webcam to be the FaceTime HD camera installed in my MacBook. How do I ...
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Change Appstore user from MacBook?

I bought a used MacBook Pro, and I need to update some software. When I click the 'update all' button to proceed, it asks for the App Store password of the old user's account: How do I remove the ...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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Mobile app development using Xcode. Single Graphics vs Dual Graphics?

I have decided to buy a pre-owned MacBook for mobile app development using Xcode, I have two options: MacBook Pro (13", Early 2015) Processor: 3.1 Ghz Intel Core i7, Integrated Graphics 16 GB RAM ...
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How to edit .imovielibrary extension as project?

On iMovie 10.1.6 for Macbook Pro High Sierra 10.13.6— I'm trying to edit a project/clip which has been autosaved by iMovie with a .imovielibrary extension. When I try to open it to edit in iMovie, ...