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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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New MacBook Air - update installation failed

I have a new MacBook Air. I just bought it and first started it. I try to update it to the latest version, but I get Installation failed. I try to install macOS 10.14.5. Where are the updates stored ...
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iPhone SE running iOS 9.x won't recognize Bluetooth 5.0 devices

I'm trying to connect my iPhone SE to a MacBook Pro that has Bluetooth 5.0, that's supposed to be backwards compatible to Bluetooth 4.2 that the iPhone has. I can see the iPhone in the device list on ...
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MacBook Pro 15 2017 and power banks

I travel a lot, so I came to the conclusion that a power bank made for charging laptops is a good solution when wall-plug is not an option. The question is how many full charges can I expect to have ...
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YouTube keeps crashing on Safari

It's been a while since YouTube has been crashing while playing long videos on Safari. In particular, a noisy grey screen appears with the error message "An error has occurred, please try again later"....
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Which memory bank is which?

On a Macbook Pro 17" 2008 (Penryn), which memory bank is bank 0 and which one is bank 1? I can't find a diagram indicating which is which, when looking down at the slots, with the RAM cover removed (...
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Why is macOS is unable to verify my Yahoo user ID

Through System Preferences > Internet Accounts I enter my Yahoo user ID and password and am getting error message, "unable to verify user id and password". I have enabled POP in my Yahoo account and ...
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CPU frequency very low during high disk I/O and more aggressive fan policy

model: MacBook Pro 15-inch 2018 macOS: Mojave 10.14.5 CPU: Intel i7-8850H Recently, I've observed a significant slow-down of the macOS during high disk I/O. Sometimes the CPU frequency would be ...
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Changing display resolution on Retina machines while in Command Line Mode

I frequently prefer to boot into the command line mode (CMD + S on boot) instead of booting to the normal GUI-imposed version. I do most of my work in the terminal, so it's nice to save some time and ...
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Disk space critically low [duplicate]

I got this: Disk space critically low along with some other text saying that old terminal [something] would be deleted if needed to clear up space. What is this and how can I resolve this issue? ...
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send pictures from macbook to iphone over usb command

from terminal how can i send a picture to an iPhone attached by USB? my macbook screen is broken I want to connect to wifi from my macbook though, and share the wifi to my phone (phone can't connect)...
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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Can't open or quit Finder

I'm trying to open Finder, but every time I try I get this error message: I've tried restarting my Macbook Pro as well as doing a "Relaunch" from "Force Quit Applications": However, nothing happens ...
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Are these temperatures normal?

I have a 13-inch, Mid 2012 Macbook Pro that constantly overheats. Normally, the only app I will be using will be Google Chrome and I will still experience these temperatures. But occasionally I use ...
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OSX stuck on boot after switching language

since yesterday my MacBook is stuck on boot after changing language in the systems control panel: Before the login I just see a circular loading indicator and my mouse cursor is stuck in the top left ...
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Are there any risk of bricking the macbook by cloning to a partition?

I'm currently using a mac with 3 bootable partitions (multiboot). MacOS, Ubuntu and Arch-Linux. I can switch between the operating systems using rEFInd I mostly only use Arch-Linux but only gave it ...
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Macbook Pro stuck after I enter my password

For last 2 days I am not able to login to my MacBook Pro. It was working fine and suddenly for no reason after I last shutdown my mac I am not able to login. The mac starts up fine and goes to the ...
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Can I use a powerbank to charge a turned off macbook?

If its allowed I'll link an example case. Powerbank Output:DC 5V/2.4A, Type C 5V/3A. Laptop is 2015 MBP 13". Someone told me it's MagSafe 2 power socket won’t charge with anything lower than about ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15'' - High CPU temperature

I've seen a few similar questions on here but none seem to have a good answer, nor seeing the temperature levels I'm seeing. Notebook is only a month old and just installed iStat Menus and noticed ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Dim screen brightness of MBP, using AppleScript (and while using a secondary monitor)?

I just got a secondary monitor to use with my MacBook Pro (13" Retina Early-2015). I previously had AppleScripts for dimming and for increasing the brightness of the MBP screen—either to no bars or to ...
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Is there ANY disadvantages of charging MBP 13" with a powerbank that outputs 10W?

Device is Macbook Pro 2015 13". It has 74.9 Wh battery. Its original adapter is 60W. While charging the device will stay turned off. If its allowed, I'll link an example powerbank. Its 25000mAh / 92....
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macbook spontaneously quick-restarting

Twice within the last hour my MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015 w/ retina display restarted. The restarts are weird, in the middle of whatever I'm doing my screen turns "black" (LED backlight still clearly on,...
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USB to MagSafe 2 Adapter

In case of an emergency, I'd like to use my solar powerbank to charge my Macbook 2015 13". It outputs 2.1A 5V, and I learned that the MBP can be charged with that, but I don't know if that's actually ...
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Accessing and controlling iPhone via MacBook [duplicate]

My iPhone is charging on my table but it lies beyond stretch of my hand. I feel lazy to stretch out to pull it up. I want to check iPhone's battery charge level from my MacBook Pro. Is it possible to ...
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How can I avoid my MacBook Pro giving me minor shocks?

The aluminum Macbook Pro gives a mild shock when connected to a wall socket and charging. It only happens when I'm, for example, not wearing shoes or slippers and my feet are resting on the ground (i....
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What does a “<private>” wake reason mean from powerd?

This morning, like every morning, I sat down at my laptop but this time the tabs that I normally leave open were closed and Photoshop was trying to quit. This was totally unexpected so I tried to ...
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I have a Wacom CTE-640 and cannot get it to run properly/find a driver for it

I have a Wacom Graphire 4 CTE-640, silver. It reacts as though the pen is always down, no matter how I try to use it. The area responds, but I have to lift my hand completely for the pen to stop. I ...
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Unlock keychain with Touch ID

Is there a way to authenticate with Touch ID instead of password on Macbook Pro when I need to unlock the keychain?
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Left clicking freezes mouse movement in games

Sometimes (rarely) left-clicking my mouse prevents mouse movement input from being read momentarily in some apps. I've noticed this in Minecraft and Portal 2. What happens is I left-click my mouse ...
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Internet dosn't work when connecting hdmi / usb hub

I have bought a brand new MacBook Pro 15' and when I am connecting my screens, the wifi is still connected but the internet doesn't work. when I am disconnecting the HDMI, the internet comes back. I ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 Bootcamp problem

I was trying to install windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2012, I was following apple tutorial (https://support.apple.com/pt-pt/guide/bootcamp-assistant/bcmp09f5f773/mac)(or in English). I chose 100GB to ...
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No internet access after using VPN (Windscribe)

I have had this vpn for a few weeks now with no issues and then two days ago the vpn had disconnected and I had lost my internet access as well. What is weird is that I have internet access at school ...
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How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?

How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?. I understand how it works in Headphones or even in iPhone. But if the mics in a MacBook Air 2018, for example, are located in the same spot, what ...
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Login Prompt stays after unlocking Macbook using Touch ID

My office gave me Macbook Pro 15 inch recently with macOS Mojave version 10.14.5. I configured my Touch ID, it is working fine. When I unlock the system after locking it the login prompt does not go ...
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Automatically try to join hidden network if no preferred network available

My work has a hidden SSID that I need to join every morning. Is there any way to make my Mac search for the hidden network if no preferred network is available? Failing that, is there a command I can ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen flicker occasionally

My MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen is flickering occasionally. Please find the screenshot below. Any idea why it is happening, also any workarounds to eliminate it.
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Macbook pro late 2016 USB-C Stop working after sleep

Almost every time that I put my macbook pro late 2016 (touch bar) to sleep while the USB-C adapters are plugged they stop responding when I wake up the laptop. All my adapters have multiple ports (i....
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Can't run Python script from anywhere, even after PATH variable was edited? [duplicate]

I was trying to set up my Mac to run custom Python scripts from anywhere without having to type python [script.py] or the explicit file path. The script is called "testscript". I put the script in ...
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How can I remove Applications from Security & Privacy?

Is it possible to completely remove Terminal and Chrome from the Privacy tab here?
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MacBook air k key not working

i'm using the software instrument on Garageband and whenever I try to combine k with any other key it won't work. i can click it by it's self but i can't combine it. i went to an online piano site and ...
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Can I replace 2015 MBP 13 display with 2010 MBP 13 display? [duplicate]

My 2015 macbook pro 13 display is broken , everything else works fine , I have another mid 2010 macbook pro 13 ! is it possible to replace 2015 macbook pro display with 2010 mac book pro ?
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How to turn off “terminal would like to administer your computer” message?

I keep getting a warning message that terminal would like to administer my computer whenever I run standard commands, such as editing crontab in Vim. This never used to happen on my old Macbook. How ...
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Does Macbook Pro charging profile depends on electricity grid?

The questions might sound silly at first sight, but let me share my observations so far: I'm in the U.S. right now where I use the charger I got from IT and I see that my MPB charges slowly. It says ...
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problems with MacBook Pro screen

Someone once had a similar difficulty ? My screen is showing a lot of horizontal lines (see pic) It happened suddenly, when I was using my laptop normally, and it's only getting removed when I ...
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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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Changing Screen Resolution in OSX Mojave

Screen of my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 is broken and a vertical block with ~2 inches width on the right edge can't be seen. I have been using it like this for a couple months since it is my second ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable, which is also used to provide power to the laptop plus allows the ...
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MBP 2017 left fan not working

I have MBP 2017 (MPXT2) bought about 3 months ago. I noticed that when it heats enough, only right fan starts blowing away hot air. On the other hand the left side is not that hot and it is probably ...
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How do I find out what wireless card my Mac has?

I am trying to ID the wireless card on my MBP. How do I find this information? I've trying looking on EveryMac, but to no avail. How do I find this info?
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How to properly clean the ventilation slots on my Macbook Pro

I moved to a tropical country and have a real problem with mosquitos and like insects . They house themselves (dying) in the ventilation slots and I regularly clean it up with a cotton swab, but the ...