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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on MacBook Air after updating to 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.
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How can I monitor an employee's activity on a remote Mac?

I have a remote worker for my project and I am letting him use the Mac with the source code on it. I want to monitor his every activity, if that is possible.
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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...
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2018 Mac book pro doesn't go to sleep sleep after being idle

The new 2018 MacBook pro has no setting to go to sleep after a set amount of time of inactivity. Often I'll leave my laptop for a few hours, the display will be off but the laptop will have drained ...
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Hinge on 2016 MacBook Pro

I have a 2016 15" MacBook Pro and I want to know if it is normal that when I lift the lid, it moves more freely than I expect. In other words, if I gently push the lid without changing the opening ...
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Is 65 celsius temperature on a MacBook Pro 2017 okay?

My 2017 MacBook Pro 15" gets really hot when it's connected to an external monitor. The temperature reaches 65 Celcius, and I am wondering if this is considered an okay temperature? If it is not what ...
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Is running two monitors off a 2017 MacBook Pro 13” too much for the computer to handle?

So recently, after about a year of steady use, the onboard graphics on my 2017 MBP 13” failed. The setup I use every day for work is running two 1080p monitors off of the computer. One of the guys at ...
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“System Information” profiles tab

I was interested in what the “profiles” tab found in “system information” displays. Is it the same thing as “profiles” in “system preferences”?
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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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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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Connect 3 external monitors to a macbook pro 2018 via USB-C

First of all, I am aware that there is an almost same question in the room here, but which does not solve my problem. I got my new Macbook Pro 2018 running Mojave 10.14.5. I got two external ...
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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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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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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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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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Third party keyboard no longer recognized by OSX

I have a Func KB-460 mechanical keyboard which has been connected to my Macbook Pro (via USB) for a while now. This past week, it has stopped co-operating with OS X. I tried it on a friend's Windows ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?