Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard and Trackpad not working. All solutions found have failed

I have a 13-inch early 2015 Macbook Pro with Retina display, and today the keyboard and trackpad stopped working completely. (I have OS X 10.11.5 if that's relevant. I can't update to sierra, as a ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 - new hard drive installed - strange startup screen

I just installed a new hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2013 model. It's exactly the same make as the original drive. Just to be sure, I pre-formatted it as Mac OS Extended using a SATA-USB adapter cable ...
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13” MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015) freezes all functions and screen then makes ticking noise

My MacBook has now frozen twice in the span of one week. The screen freezes on whatever I was working on, the trackpad freezes, and the keys do not input anything. I’ve removed the back cover and ...
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Maintain allocation of windows to spaces on restart and external monitor unplugging

I use spaces heavily and I have my windows arranged in a particular order. If I restart every application will be launched in the same space with many empty spaces. If I unplug my external monitor, ...
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Macbook Pro gets warm while running Android virtual device

I am trying to develop a Flutter application and for that purpose I created an Android Virutal Device. However, when I run the app, macbook gets really warm. Does this happen to anyone of you? What ...
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Can system logs tell me when I closed my Macbook?

I'm trying to figure out how late I've been working for the last few months. Normally my old line manager would not have given me time in lieu. However she was fired last week and I now stand a ...
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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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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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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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Dell Monitor S2817Q goes into flicker mode on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 10.14.5

I have been using dual monitors (HP and Dell) with no issues on my MacBook Pro running 10.14.5 for 6 months. Dell is connected to HDMI and HP is connected to Thunderbolt. After a few recent OS ...
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Can I output 1080p at 240hz from my 2017 MacBook Pro 13inch with Touch Bar

I just bought an Acer XB252Q gaming monitor that has 1080p 240hz. I was wondering if I can output 1080p at 240hz with my 2017 MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar using a display port cable? I ask because ...
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Retina MacBook Air: External Monitor lag issue

I have a new 2018 Retina MacBook Air, 1.6Ghz i5, 16GB memory, Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB. I am connecting this to an external monitor, a Dell P2415Q, using an HDMI cable and a Targus DOCK412USZ ...
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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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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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Macbook Air macOS high Sierra,128GB, 2013

I did partition and saw that Windows is being partitioned on main hard drive and I can't delete it. It took the free space. Now I have only 39 GB free space. How can I delete the Windows installation?
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Why does BootCamp have slower internet speed than macOS?

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

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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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 [on hold]

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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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 [closed]

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 ...