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

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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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What happens if you plug more than one charger in the new MacBook Pro (2016)?

Apple's controversial decision to convert all the ports on their 2016 MacBook Pro lineup to USB-C ports contributes to blur the difference between ports that supply power (such as a power adapters) ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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What will I have to do if my Macbook Pro (2018)’s SSD crashes [on hold]

This is at this point hypothetical, but is something I think still worth asking. I had a Macbook Air 11-inch (2013) (A1465 EMC2631), and at multiple times (I think 2 or 3) throughout its 7-8 years (I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2010 - upgrade HDD to SDD with intermittent Prohibitory sign

Good morning folks, I can't wrap my head around this one. I recently upgraded a failing 250 GB HDD to a 1 TB SSD and transitioned the data using a hard drive duplicator. When starting from a cold ...
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Is it possible to use Ethernet connection on Mac without battery draining?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 model. I want to use wired Internet connection with it. I've tried using 2 different USB-C hubs to accomplish this, both are USB-C to Ethernet plus some USB-A 3.0 ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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Keyboard shortcut flip screen

How can I create a keyboard shortcut that flips my screen upside down? I know how to enable this setting in System Preferences but I want to be able to bind it to a shortcut. Is it possible to make ...
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Mail app Keeps opening, can't find notification options on google calendar [duplicate]

I know, there are a lot of peoples asking this, and I followed every single guide, but I REALLY DO NOT found the "calendars link" and so I can't keep following the guide...Has google changed the ...
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Enabling OS X 10.9 support on 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

My MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and I have been literally advised by an authorised vendor not to install 10.9 due to its bugs. (I would appreciate not to be given the advise to ...
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“No administrator was found” in Startup Security Utility

My friend got a new MacBook Pro from office, later on he resigned and in a hurry erased the "Macintosh HD", now we are trying to install Mojave using Bootable USB but it won't allow because "External ...
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Selling water damaged MacBook Air 2017: Is it safe to simply remove the SSD?

I water damaged my Macbook Air 2017 and it will no longer turn on. I was thinking of selling the MBA for some money but wanted to make sure that my security is not compromised. If I remove the SSD ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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Finder launch and quit after booting

I've started noticing that, after booting and launching all app that was on at the time of shut down, finder simply quit after ~10 sec and I have to turn it on manually. I didn't recall this issue ...
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AirPods won't switch to MacBook

My AirPods (1st gen) won't switch over to my MacBook Air (early 2015 running the latest Mojave) from my iPhone 8. When I click 'connect' the indicator just spins and nothing happens. Restarting ...
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Macbook Air 2017 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM

my macbook air 2017 fell from about 3 feet. i can see the backlight on keyboard working when it turns on and the chime is also audible but my display remains black. can i try anything to make it work ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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NoteStore.sqlite

Rec'd popup "the file NoteStore.sqlite couldn't be opened because it isn't in the correct format. The file might be corrupted, truncated, or in an unexpected format." Unable to access any of my ...
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What is the normal operating temperature for the MacBook (2016 generation)?

My MacBook sometimes becomes hot when I'm using it, and I want to make sure it is operating within normal temperature. What's the operating temperature for the MacBook that was released in May 2016 ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 continuously powered on

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). As it is slowly aging, I'm starting to consider leaving it continuously powered on. Currently it stays most of the day powered on, for about the ...
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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After entering password Mac shuts down

I am using MacBook Air 13" with macOS Sierra. I am facing with this problem for the first time, never had any issues with my MacBook before for almost 3 years. I turned on my MacBook, picked my ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on macOS 10.14.5?

I have books of around 110 MB but I haven't used the app very much recently. I tried opening and quitting the app. And quit the process from activity monitor too. It didn't stop. Then, I had force ...
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Macbook shut itself down during sleep and won't boot unless leave it for a few days

model: macbook 13'3 with retina display (2013 late autumn) OS: 10.10.5 symptons: The macbook shut itself down while I put it to sleep with amost 60% battary left; Won't turn on by pressing power ...
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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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Touch ID to wake up macbook pro 2018, only works sometimes

Sometimes I am able to wake up my Macbook from a completely black screen with just the touch ID. But sometimes I have to press a keyboard key or move the mouse before using the touch ID in order to ...
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External monitors show blank screen until restart

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with 2 USB-C to HDMI adapters. The setup works great if I start up in that configuration. If I connect the adapters while the machine is running or simply sleeping, one ...
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How do I fix all menus and dialogs randomly becoming blank [duplicate]

Menu bar Right click context menu in Chrome for example - (Note: the issue is not limited to chrome. it affects the context menu in every app) Either the logout or shut down dialog - I can't tell ...
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Send audio output of MacBook to iPhone for remote listening

Is it possible to send audio from music in iTunes, or from movies on Netflix, or video game sounds, etc., from my MacBook and receive and listen to the audio on my iPhone? I'm thinking of this working ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2012) Efi Firmware Downgrade –to original

I want to bring back my beloved Macbook Air 2012 (MBA5,2) to its 'original firmware'. I have identified the file as MBA51_00EF_B01.scap, which I extracted using unpkg over the downloadable offered by ...
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CPU frequency in Intel Power Gadget

Which core's frequency and temperature are shown by the Intel Power Gadget tool? How can I observe the frequency of all the independent cores on my MacBook? Can the Intel Power Gadget be configured ...
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Choosing OS X version for a mid 2011 Macbook Air 4GB

As I understand the matter, it is generally better to use a later version, however, I realize that the newer versions are really designed for more powerful hardware. The MacBookAir4,1 in question is ...
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Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
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Dual external monitor with Macbook pro, second one glitching

I'm using this MB Pro: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory 256GB PCIe-based SSD Intel Iris Graphics ...
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How downgrade macOS to previous versions safely? [duplicate]

I working on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 I am new to macOS and I don't know much about installing different versions. I can't dare to uninstall the current as I am afraid to lose my file and installed ...
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MacBook Pro with two external monitors : one is flickering

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) version 10.14.5. A first monitor (DELL P2719HC) is connected through thunderbolt 3 while a second monitor (DELL E2313H) is connected ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 battery drain with lid closed, wakes every 2 hours

My MacBook Pro 15" 2018, running macOS Mojave 10.14.5, is losing about 10% battery overnight, despite the lid being closed. Here is the output of pmset -g log, from the time I closed the lid yesterday ...
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Cannot login to macbook pro due to keyboard not working. Mouse can move, but not click

I was just watching a youtube video on chrome with no other programs running, when my keyboard stopped working. I could still move the mouse with the trackpad, but not click. I could use the upper ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...
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2018 Macbook Air hot/slow when using UHD monitor

So I upgraded from a 1080p 27 inch monitor to the following Samsung 32" UHD 4K Monitor Model: LU32J590UQNXZA I've tried connecting over HDMI using a USB C dock, and over Displayport with a ...
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Single keypress types repeated characters (MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017)

I had a MacBook Pro 2016, and I had problems with the B key produces bb about one third of the times I hit the key. After repair and several months later, I had the same problem with the N key. I ...
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MacBook Pro Fans Won't Turn On

I just bought a refurbished Macbook Pro (Retina, early 2013). It seems to be overheating and shutting down without the fans ever coming on. I first noticed the problem while trying to download a game. ...
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Macbook pro locked/disabled

My Macbook pro got disabled. I tried to go into the recovery mode using cmd+R and internet recovery mode using cmd+opt+R. Both ask for my firmware password, and when I enter the password,although ...
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How to restore a Mac if you forgot recovery password

As the title, is there a way to restore a Mac when you forgot the recovery password, I tried with command + R during reboot, but it doesn’t help.
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Trackpad not working in fullscreen applications

So basically, my computer isn't detecting trackpad clicks when in a fullscreen application such as games. When I mean fullscreen i mean when it won't let you slide to another window not like google ...
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My laptop is connected to wifi but internet won’t work. Wifi will work on my phone and laptop works on other networks

My laptop is connected to my wifi at home, but nothing using an internet connection will load. To load a webpage I must turn wifi off and on again then reload or it won’t load , and sometimes it still ...
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How to check if a Firmware Password is enabled in OS X?

I do not know how to check if Firmware Password which prevents changing the OS Startup Disk options is enabled on my Macbook Air 2013-mid with El Capitan 10.11.4. How to check if Firmware Password ...
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How to always show the toolbar on fullscreen mode?

Do not tell me to use this shortcut CTRL + COMMAND + F to exit or enter in the fullscreen mode. I would like to always see the toolbar in the top of the page when I am in fullscreen mode, is it ...