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Is there a way to auto spectacle every app / window that I open from different programs upon opening?

I recently bought a 2019 mac book pro and am a new user to mac os, it has been quite the learning curve and there are still many quirks and features I don't quite like about mac os understand. For ...
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Cooling problem causing throtting in games (Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro (Non-Retina))

Problem is fans were sometimes producing loud noises and was recently facing stutter in games after just very short amount of playtime. I'm trying to fix a cooling problem of my Mid-2012 15" MacBook ...
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Macbook stuck at login screen

My macbook is stuck on the login screen after entering the password. I've been using this MBP for the past 4 years and it's been slowing down of late. However, I'm now having trouble logging in to my ...
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Should I be worried if the newest Macbook Pro specs are lower than my older Macbook Pro spec?

I just went to Apple's website (July 2019) to find the maximum processor spec of a 15-inch Macbook Pro to be: 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz However, ...
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Fan speed semi-permanently at max despite PRM & SMC reset & setting fan speed manually

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro from early 2011, with custom SSD & Memory upgrade. For the last few months, the fan has been running at max speed or close to it. To fix it, I've tried: Resetting ...
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Stolen mac played sound through find my “find my iphone”, but no location [duplicate]

My Macbook Air was stolen. I locked it through the "find my iphone" feature of icloud and also made it play a sound. I just received an email that the lost macbook air played a sound however it doesn'...
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How to change MacBook's performance back to normal after it was reduced?

Sometimes my MacBook shows a "Performance is reduced" notification after it gets hot from running intensive apps on a hot summer day. When it's left idle for about 30 minutes and becomes cooler, is ...
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F5 - MacOS - Error Code, Routing Table Cannot Be Patched

I've been having issues with connecting to F5 VPN with the newer Macbook Pro with the i9 Processor 15" running the Mojave macOS. It goes through the checks ok and before it connects it disconnects ...
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MBA 2017 won't boot up in macOS, but will in Ubuntu

A few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it ...
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Problems with using HP 27fw external display on a MacBook Pro when running macOS

I am using a MacBook Pro 2017 running on macOS High Sierra. When I use it with the HP 27fw external display the quality of display output is not good. The fonts are not sharp and overall the ...
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How to stop MS AutoUpdate prompt

So far as I know, I don't have any Microsoft applications on my MacBook Air. I had installed Microsoft Teams in the past, which I later uninstalled by dragging the app to the trash (after I first saw ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2008 freezes with colorful screen

Starting a few days ago my Mac froze mid usage, was using Chrome when it did it. I got all these crazy colors everywhere, and it froze. I turned off the power, waited a few, then turned back on. It ...
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How can I figure out why a MacBook Pro running Mojave causes network issues with our corporate Wi-Fi network?

We have a been problems with new Macbook Pro and Cisco Wireless. We able to see that some time the Macbook assuming the IP Address of network default gateway. Looking for mac address of the default ...
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Stuck on partitioning disk using bootcamp with early 2015 model macbook air, 480 gb auro pro x2 SSD

I am attempting to create a 100 GB partition for windows 10 on my macbook air via Bootcamp Assistant. I have been stuck on "partitioning disk...", with the load bar completely full for some time now. ...
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Computer Won't Power On & SSD Won't Mount

Last week the Macbook Pro was fully functioning. It froze while being used, the lid was closed and a few minutes later the startup gong was heard. Instead of starting up normally the screen flashed a ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work after macOS Mojave update

I'm new here. Will someone help me to fix this? I updated my Mac to macOS Mojave and now it cannot connect with Bluetooth devices. Why is this happening and how can I fix this? it's a MacBook Pro and ...
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My ssh key won't work on my personal wifi network. How do I fix it

I have a macbook pro that I'm using for work. So I set up an ssh key for use with a bitbucket team account. My work email is a gmail account. But my bitbucket account is a team account with same ...
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Connecting MacBook Pro to multiple monitors, one in portrait (vertical) mode

I‘ve got a 2015 13“ MacBook Pro and want to connect 2 external monitors. One LG ultrawide (resolution 2160x1080) and a Full HD Monitor rotated to be vertically upright (resolution would be 1080x1920). ...
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What to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give?

I wanted to ask, what to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give? Why I am asking this or thinking this might be a problem? I tried to play some games on BootCamp (playing ...
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Instant crash when connecting a GIGABYTE RX 580 to a MacBook Pro

When I plug the eGPU into my MacBook, the computer reboots and then in the loading screen of macOS it will reboot again getting stuck in that loop. I thought I just had to plug in the eGPU and use it. ...
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SSD runs slow only in specific Mac

So I've had a Samsung Evo 840 in my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) for years now, but suddenly it became unusably slow, so I went ahead and tried to reinstall macOS. However it seems that it only ...
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Old MacBook air's trackpad's right click is failing, is there a workaround gesture?

My old MacBook Air is old. I have to push hard to get right click to work. It is probably something mechanical that could be addressed at a service center. But in the mean time, is there anything I ...
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Allow network user login via terminal

I accidentally deselected "Allow network user login at login window" on my mac. I need to restore that setting. I have admin and access to every file via the startup terminal utility (but can't login ...
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How can I find my Macbook if it was stolen and its offline? [duplicate]

Someone stole my MacBook. How can I find it if it’s offline. I have its serial number if it helps. Please if someone knows, tell me. I have really important stuff on it and I can’t get it back. Thank ...
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Early 2013 Retina display on Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13 inch compatibility

Does a MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina late 2013 work with an early 2013 Retina display? As far as I know just the webcam cables are different. Does that mean that the display works just without the webcam ...
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Issue with WiFi and MacBook Pro when connected to external Monitor

I have recently been having issues with my WiFi connection (on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks) when my laptop is in clamshell mode and connected to an external 4k monitor. I use a USB-C to HDMI ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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Lost All Files in a folder because of undo on my mac [duplicate]

What just happened? I have a flash drive of mine with a lot of school files that I just planned on doing a format. So before I went to Disk Utility then erasing it to the format I wanted, First I ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2010 - upgrade HDD to SDD with intermittent Prohibitory sign

Good morning folks, I can't wrap my head around this one. I recently upgraded a failing 250 GB HDD to a 1 TB SSD and transitioned the data using a hard drive duplicator. When starting from a cold ...
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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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Mail app Keeps opening, can't find notification options on google calendar [duplicate]

I know, there are a lot of peoples asking this, and I followed every single guide, but I REALLY DO NOT found the "calendars link" and so I can't keep following the guide...Has google changed the ...
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Enabling OS X 10.9 support on 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

My MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and I have been literally advised by an authorised vendor not to install 10.9 due to its bugs. (I would appreciate not to be given the advise to ...
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Selling water damaged MacBook Air 2017: Is it safe to simply remove the SSD?

I water damaged my Macbook Air 2017 and it will no longer turn on. I was thinking of selling the MBA for some money but wanted to make sure that my security is not compromised. If I remove the SSD ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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AirPods won't switch to MacBook

My AirPods (1st gen) won't switch over to my MacBook Air (early 2015 running the latest Mojave) from my iPhone 8. When I click 'connect' the indicator just spins and nothing happens. Restarting ...
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Macbook Air 2017 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM

my macbook air 2017 fell from about 3 feet. i can see the backlight on keyboard working when it turns on and the chime is also audible but my display remains black. can i try anything to make it work ...
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NoteStore.sqlite

Rec'd popup "the file NoteStore.sqlite couldn't be opened because it isn't in the correct format. The file might be corrupted, truncated, or in an unexpected format." Unable to access any of my ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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Macbook shut itself down during sleep and won't boot unless leave it for a few days

model: macbook 13'3 with retina display (2013 late autumn) OS: 10.10.5 symptons: The macbook shut itself down while I put it to sleep with amost 60% battary left; Won't turn on by pressing power ...
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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 continuously powered on

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). As it is slowly aging, I'm starting to consider leaving it continuously powered on. Currently it stays most of the day powered on, for about the ...
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Touch ID to wake up macbook pro 2018, only works sometimes

Sometimes I am able to wake up my Macbook from a completely black screen with just the touch ID. But sometimes I have to press a keyboard key or move the mouse before using the touch ID in order to ...
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How do I fix all menus and dialogs randomly becoming blank [duplicate]

Menu bar Right click context menu in Chrome for example - (Note: the issue is not limited to chrome. it affects the context menu in every app) Either the logout or shut down dialog - I can't tell ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2012) Efi Firmware Downgrade –to original

I want to bring back my beloved Macbook Air 2012 (MBA5,2) to its 'original firmware'. I have identified the file as MBA51_00EF_B01.scap, which I extracted using unpkg over the downloadable offered by ...
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Dual external monitor with Macbook pro, second one glitching

I'm using this MB Pro: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory 256GB PCIe-based SSD Intel Iris Graphics ...