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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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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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Macbook Pro overheating [on hold]

My 2012 MacBook Pro constantly overheats. The back gets too hot to touch. I've done everything I have been told to do that should fix it from resetting SMC and the NVRAM, to taking the back lid off ...
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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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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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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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MacBook Pro won't connect to Wi-Fi, with correct password. Error: “The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password”

I'm trying to connect to my home Wi-Fi. When I enter the correct password, I get the message "The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password". I verified the password is correct in my router configuration....
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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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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 ...
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How can I avoid accidental right-clicks now that the Macbook trackpad is so big?

I just bought a summer-2018 Macbook Pro, with a very big trackpad. The result is that I frequently experience accidental right-clicks when I click but one of my other fingers is touching the trackpad....
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4K monitor on a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro

I am planning on buying a 4K monitor. I currently have a mid-2012 Non-retina Macbook Pro. I know I won't be able to run on the 4K monitor full-res. I don't mind. I was thinking of using SwitchRes (a ...
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Why aren't my photos synchronizing?

They stopped syncing recently. I called Apple support and they had me update both my iPhone 6 and my Macbook Air which I did. I verified that the settings are correct. I also verified that both ...
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Improve palm rejection on 2018 MBP

I kept having failing palm rejections on my new 2018 MBP's trackpad. I've never had any issue on my 2013 MBP or my 2009 MBP trackpad. The 2018 MBP's trackpad is impractically huge, and the heel or ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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Arrange different external displays of same model to different positions

I am running Mac OS X (Version 10.10.5) on a MacBook Pro (13 Inch, Mid 2010) and want to arrange an external monitor of the same type to different positions. First, let me explain my setup: monitor ...
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Primary display randomly changes

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) connected to two Thunderbolt displays. The displays are chained together, and one Thunderbolt connection is made to the MacBook Pro. I prefer to have the left ...
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How can I swap the primary display automatically in a dual-monitor setup?

I have a MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays at work. I work with the MacBook lid-closed because it's overkill and I don't have enough desk space anyway. Every morning I show up to work and plug ...
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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MacBook thinks it's overheating when it isn't?

I have a MacBook (oldish late 2012 retina 13") that seems to exhibit classic overheating symptoms, except that it isn't hot. Under load it tends to shut down after a while, can be turned back on ...
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Make Mac to treat my iPhone like a regular wifi router. I want it to constantly stay connected to my iPhone (XS) [duplicate]

There is a difference how the Mac sees Hotspots and regular Wifi routers, it disconnects from HotSPOT as soon as it goes to sleep and needs to be reconnected after waking up. I have the same iCloud on ...
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Apple EarPods buzzing except when I'm touching the area around the MacBook Trackpad

I've been using the Apple EarPods with my MacBook Air for a while now. Since recently, they have been producing a very faint buzzing in the left earbud when I'm not touching the computer. However, ...
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MacBook 2,1 OS X 10.6.8 - Boot screen loop

My MacBook2,1 is stuck in a loop on boot screen. It flashes from ?Folder, to an also flashing net recovery globe, and every so often an Apple logo for a few seconds, but never actually boots into the ...
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I have tried to erase all data from my MacBook Pro and erase and re install osx disk

Does my Apple MacBook Pro have to have been previously connected to my wireless connection to connect it to that network to complete an internet recovery?
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Cannot restart, shutdown or log out

I am on 10.14.4, the same thing was happening at least on 10.14.1. Laptop: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) So the problem is if I open  "Apple Menu" in top left corner and click any of the ...
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USB-C video adapter not working

I'm running a 2018 MacBook Pro 15" with Mojave. I recently purchased a StarTech USB-C to VGA adapter, model CDP2VGA. Unfortunately, the Mac does not seem to detect the adapter. I know the adapter ...
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Macbook Pro Can't Open Site Beside Google, Youtube, Facebook

I have macbook pro, with MacOS High Sierra. The thing is, i can't connect to any websites beside those on the title, but only when i connected to a specific Wi-Fi in my office, and happened on all ...
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MacBook Pro shows blank screen then shutdown [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Retina (15inch Late 2013) shows blank black screen Shutdown randomly here are the logs can you tell the reason ?
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How to rid myself of hackers [closed]

Hackers have taken complete control of my late 2018 MacBook Pro 13” Retina no touch bar, iPhone XS Max, iPad 6th generation and I watch series 3. How do I get rid of them?
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Battery percentage going up and down, MacBook Pro crashing randomly

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra installed. I've had this problem from at least 3 months. At first, the battery percentage wasn't dancing like crazy but today it happened....
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macOS keyboard layout switch bug

I have a problem that follows me from 2015 MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra → macOS High Sierra → macOS Mojave and now on to 2018 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. I have configured two input sources: ...
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Use an Android phone as external mic for MacBook over Bluetooth

I would like to use my Android phone as an external microphone and send the audio signal via Bluetooth to my MacBook. What applications and steps would allow me to do this?