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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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External Keyboard like that on MacBook

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, ...
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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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Mac completely freezes when waking up from sleep

When I wake my MacBook Pro 15 inch up from a long period of time (2-5 hours) of sleep, my Mac shows a black screen (there is clearly some backlighting, so its on, just showing only black), and my ...
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Mac Book Pro 17" running without dGPU and 16 Gb RAM

The Issue As other users, my Mac Book Pro 8,3 have a fail dGPU ( AMD Radeon HD 6750M ). Solution Start with Single User Mode. After end all procedures, write: sudo nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-...
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Cannot change MacBook display brightness immediately after restart

I am having an issue with my 13'' MacBook Pro (mid-2014) display brightness. Immediately after restart, brightness keys do nothing — display brightness does not change. If I close display lid and then ...
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Move HDD from a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model to another MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model

I have a HDD from MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model: OS: Yosemite; The content in the HDD is important to me. I want to know If I can buy a MacBook Pro of the same model, Mid 2012, and simply hook the HDD ...
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MacBook's Wi-Fi stopped working after upgrading to macOS Mojave and uninstalling Parallels

My 2017 MacBook Pro's Wi-Fi completely stopped working. It's an issue with the Mac because it used to connect to the Wi-Fi just fine, and my phone is still connected to it. I upgraded from macOS High ...
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MacBook Pro - Can't get to recovery mode

I was given a 2nd hand MacBook Pro. When I tried to boot with Command+R to get into the recovery mode I get this lock screen. I don't know the password - is there any way to reset it?
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Touch bar volume controls don't work

I have the MBP 15" model 2017 (macOS High Sierra 10.13.3) with touch bar. What I realized is that the touch bar volume element (mute / unmute / volume up / down) does not work. I press them but ...
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How do I lock my screen without making it sleep on macOS 10.11.3?

I tried control+shift+power button as well as command+shift+power button. Neither seem to work.
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Mac OS X 10.8 QuickLook Causing CPU & Temperature Spikes

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to random processes using 100%+ CPU. Commonly the problem occurs with the process QuickLookSatellite-general, but it is not ...
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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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15 inch MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave woke up with blue screen from sleep

So recently I came home after a few hours to my MacBook Pro (which was plugged in the whole day) and saw this: What exactly would cause this? More information on my system: Hardware: 2.2 GHz Intel ...
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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2017 13-inch Macbook Pro will only charge at 12 Watts

Recently, I have been having battery issues. I lost the 61W charger that came with my Macbook several weeks ago, and in the mean time used a 12W iPad charger. This didn't work fantastically well but I ...
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My Shut Down menu is partially in English

After macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2, my Shut Down menu changed from Dutch to English, but only partially: I tried adding and removing Dutch and English in the Language & Region ...
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External display often does not wake up

I have a "mid-2012" MacBook Air 13" running Mojave 10.14.4 Since around Sierra or High Sierra time I have had a problem where frequently my external display does not come on when I plug it in or wake ...
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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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icdd process consuming substantial memory on macOS

In the past week or so the process 'icdd' has been starting from time to time and when it does it consumes massive amount of RAM (upwards of 7 GB). When this happens, my MacBook Pro essentially ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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Deleting my Recovery HD?

So I'm running the latest Mac OS Mojave version on my ~4 yo MacBook Pro. I have, and I had for a while now this "Recovery HD" that takes aout 70,3GB. So 3 questions here : I'm getting kind of narrow ...
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Graphical bug during the logging after installing Mojave

I recently installed Mojave on my MacBook Pro 2017, and I encounter a graphical bug which is, if not hindering, still annoying. When I boot the Mac and enter my password at the login screen, the usual ...
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Macbook does not wake up properly after several hours of sleep

When I close my MacBook Pro in the evening, and then open it in the morning, the display is illuminated and the apple is bright but nothing is happening. So I need to push the power button to restart ...
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Mac OS Update to 10.14.5 error

The error: Console log: 2019-06-12 11:21:10+08 Williams-MacBook-Pro-6 softwareupdated[525]: SUBridgeOSUpdateManager: bridgeOS update prepare for 041-57074 failed: Error Domain=BOSErrorDomain ...
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Resetting screen brightness setting in touchbar MacBook Pro during boot

Due to a series of unfortunate events, my 2018 15” MacBook Pro found itself out of battery and with screen brightness set to zero. I should also mention that I have FileVault full disk encryption ...
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What can cause a MacBook Pro mid 2015 sound output to fade rapidly to silence?

Today when i am using my mbp 2015 retina , sound went off suddenly. Internal speaker or headphones are silent. I can only get sound from hdmi output. Sound settings seem ok to me. Some unspecified ...
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Macbook Pro 2018: No Sound over Displayport after sleep

i use a Macbook Pro 2018 13" with the last Mojave Version. For better work, i use the LG 34WK95U-W as external Monitor over Thunderbolt 3. Always is fine. The Macbook is still loading over the Monitor ...
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MBP shutting down during sleep

I usually put my 2018 MBP into sleep by closing the lid (without any program open) and next time I only need to open the lid and unlock with fingerprint. However, it recently got an annoying behavior ...
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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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How to check if a USB hub supports USB 3.0?

I recently bought a USB type-C hub for my MacBook Pro. I found the data transfer speeds to be quite low (from my USB 3.0 external hard disk). I suspect that the USB hub doesn't support USB 3.0 data ...
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U.S. Layout § Symbol

I bought my MBP with Turkish layout and I am using in U.S. layout. On my external keyboard, I have apostrophe ` symbol behind the 1, as it should be, but on my Mac's keyboard, with same settings, ...
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Where can I find original MacBook Pro batteries?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I have replaced the battery once, replaced the charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced the original drive with an SSD and pumped up the RAM so ...
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XQuartz: Enable ‘Allow connections from network clients’ via command line

I'd like to write a shell script that uses xquartz. Specifically the ‘Allow connections from network clients’ checkbox at Settings/Security has to be checked. Is there a way to do this ...
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MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011 running without the AMD GPU

Well, after my Discrete GPU failed for third time, I decide to eliminate it from the system, and followed the instruction from LangLangC in: GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen All works fine ...
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Thunderbolt 3 hub and external battery combo [closed]

I have found a few 72wh external usb-c battery that also can act as a usb2.0 hub, but it only delivers 45 watts at 15 volts. I've found that 45 watts at 20 volts can slowly charge even my i9 vega 20 ...
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What can I do if my Mic is recognised as a speaker? [closed]

I connect my microphone to a 2016 MacBook Pro but this is recognised as as an output speaker. When I try to record audio, the Macbook is use the internal microphone. How can I change it? Thank you ...
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New MacBook Pro 13" Red spot on the screen

I purchased a brand new 13" MacBook Pro from Pakistan,Asia 2 days ago. The screen has a red spot near the middle. What could be the cause of this? And what shall I do in this case? Has anyone ...
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Macbook pro mid 2014 15" turns screen off when unplugged and starts fans at max power

I'm having a problem with my macbook where, for some reason, when it's unplugged to the power the computer randomly turns the screen semi-black (not totally black) and starts the fan at max power. ...
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Having trouble getting Target Display mode to work with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter with new MacBook pro?

I have a new macbook pro (2018) and want to connect it to my old iMac 2011 using target display mode. I used to be able to do this just fine with my old MacBook pro (mid 2012) that had a thunderbolt 2 ...
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Macbook air 2017 keyboard and trackpad not working + other problems

my macbook air 2017 suddenly developed the following issues: trackpad and keyboard suddenly stopped working I am running in bootcamp, but I am no longer able to go back on MacOS Cpu Usage spikes to ...
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Mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15", Samsung 970 Evo 1TB SSD, Sintech Adapter, issues on boot

I recently updated my old Apple SSD to a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB, as I needed extra space for school and work. I also needed to run bootcamp, as I cannot run solidworks effectively through MacOS. Since I'...