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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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If I have set `disksleep` to 0 in pmset, will my disk go to sleep when I close the lid?

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and OS: 10.13.6 My pmset outputs: $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelay 10800 standby 1 womp ...
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How do I connect my Bose QC35 with my MacBook Pro under iOS?

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) doesn't connect to my new Bose QC35. On the other hand, it connects without issues to my Pixel 3 XL. I first connected without issues to my ...
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How to control sound of connected external monitor? [duplicate]

I know this is not natively supported in macOS, but I think it could be easily solved by an app that does the following: Set the sound volume on the external monitor to a desired maximum level. The ...
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Creating Standard user to Admin user verses new Admin user

To create a new user is there a difference between creating it first as a standard user then making it a admin user account compared to just creating a new user account as admin? The reason Im asking ...
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MacBook keeps losing internet, while Wi-Fi is connected (Bluetooth, 5Ghz)

I have a problem which I've faced for about 3 years and it's driving me crazy! My Wi-Fi is connected and has very good signal but after a few minutes (sometimes few hours, hard to say) I have no ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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Stop mouse pointer from sticking to the edge of display in dual monitor setup

I am using macOS Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like the mouse pointer, from time to time, seems to stick to the edge of the monitor when I try to move it from ...
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Does an apple remote wipe leave a bootable OS if the firmware password is set?

My friend has a mac which has some malware on it, we want to wipe the whole disk and create a fresh install. However the firmware password is set and she has no idea what it is. The apple store ...
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Non Existent Network Drive Pop Up

When I run a Virtual Box VM, I use samba to share a folder in the VM File System with my mac. I typically connect my drive to Finder using command + K and put in the IP of the VM. This part works ...
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MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance)

So I have a MacbookPro 2018 from septembre and a week ago, I noticed that my battery computer drain really fast in sleep mode. So I tried a lot of things like setting hibernatemode in 25 and other ...
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ME864LL/A Logic Board swap from MF839LL/A

I've got a late 2013 retina MBP and I want to know if I can swap the logic board from a 2015 MF839LL/A retina MBP. Can anyone tell me if this board will fit? They look like they're the same size and ...
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kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: -20

unfortunately I wasn't able to figure out the cause of Previous shutdown cause: -20 My Macbook Pro 2018 (Mojave 10.14) goes to sleep and if it remains there for too long (10 minutes?) It will ...
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PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA FROM AN FFFFFFFFFFFFFF PARTITION :( [duplicate]

i had mojave on my macbook pro and my work softwares weren't too compatible so i decided to downgrade WITH keeping the mojave partition that has 367 gb and use a usb stick to boot into recovery mode ...
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Macbook Pro 13" 2018 External LCD not wakeup after sleep

I have connected an external monitor using USB C-Type to VGA converter, its working fine, but then go to sleep and after wake up the external monitor cannot get the signal from the laptop so I have to ...
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MacBook says not charging but it is

I have a 12" MacBook. When I plug it into an Ankey dual USB C charger, MacBook shows battery is not charging, but I think it actually is, because the percentage goes up. Why, and will that damage my ...
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Have the MacBooks Pro in 2011 and 2012 still shipped with installation disks?

I'm looking into acquiring some older Apple hardware and am wondering how long Apple still shipped hardware with installation disks. So when did Apple stop shipping installation disks (or more ...
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MacBook Pro's Trackpad stops working when connecting an external keyboard

I'm trying to set up a new Ergodox EZ keyboard. Whenever I plug in the keyboard's via USB port, the MacBook's built-in Trackpad ceases to function. It responds to absolutely no input at all. This ...
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Trackpad on early 2015 13“ MacBook Air keeps losing its ”click"

The trackpad on my MacBook Air keeps losing its physical "click". It still works fine, and pressing the trackpad down still works, it just doesn't move. I've tried adjusting the relevant screw two or ...
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Can't write to my FAT32 USB drive on Mac

I can't write to my USB on MacBook Pro. The USB was working well on both Windows and Mac until it stopped working on Mac suddenly (it's working well on Windows though). I reformatted it as FAT32 and ...
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Facetime call notification from contacts appear as unknow

I get calls on my iphone from people in my contacts and sometimes I answer them from my macbook, however for about a week or two, the call notifications that I get on my mac appear as Unknown caller ...
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external display is dimmed when dark UI is displayed

I'm running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1618) on a 2015 MacBook Pro and noticed recently that when dark websites or applications with a dark UI (such as e.g. Spotify) are shown, the external display is ...
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2012 mbp grey screen

One of my two mid-2012 MacBook Pros won't boot up into any hdds, or even into boot menu or target mode. Whever I boot it up, it just stays grey screened, and I've left it doing this for several hours ...
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Issue with reinstalling osx

while i was working, i accidentally spilled water on my mac and i immediately shut it down. I opened it and used a hair dryer to clean it and wiped out with a small towel all the water. When i opened ...
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How to choose a compatible SSD replacement/adapter for Macbook Air mid-2011 13"?

What parameters should I consider when choosing an after-market replacement for an original SSD in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 A1369? Looks like there are third-party adapters available now (eg QNine). ...
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Compatibility of SSD with macbook air

does MacBook Air7,2 early 2015 support PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe1.3
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GPU memory is overloaded

I'm using iStats Menu to monitor the loading of my MBP. And when my external 4k monitor LG 27UK850-W is connected via USB type C I can see that my GPU Memory is overloaded (currently 744%), though ...
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How to determine which app is running on the Touch Bar in MBP?

Every time I unlock my 2018 15" MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar displays a x button and the Esc button, irrespective of whatever the Mac is running (it is not displaying the address toolbar on Chrome for ...
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Late-2011 MacBook Pro’s and Snow Leopard [duplicate]

Has any member here performed a software downgrade from the pre-installed Lion 10.7.2 to Snow leopard 10.6.8 on any late-2011 MacBook Pro (any size) and if it was successful or failed and what you ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 stuck on “restarting” after installing mojave

Whenever I try to upgrade my macbook with updates which require a system restart, it will begin the update then freeze on the screen with an apple logo and partially filled progress bar with the text "...
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Aura Pro X SSD upgrade for MacBook Pro Mid 2014 issue

I have recently upgraded my MacBookPro with an OWC SSD after the original SSD crashed. I have not seen any issues with the system performance after performing the SMC & PRAM reset after the ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina 2016) not waking built-in display

Recently my 2016 MacBook Pro has not been reactivating the built-in display when I've woken it. The keyboard lights up, the touch-id pad works and I get logged in, the touch-bar works and I can switch ...
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How Do I Downgrade My OS from High Sierra back to Mavericks?

Here's my issue: I recently bought a used 15" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. I installed my CS6 Master Collection lifetime license on it, and about a month later, I ran into some technical difficulties with ...
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MacBook Air (Early 2015, El Capitan) Detecting Headphones in Audio Jack When None are Connected

Rather than listing the Internal Speakers as an output device, my MBA only shows "Headphones" in "Headphone Port." Restarting the computer did nothing, and resetting the PRAM seemingly did nothing.
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How can I troubleshoot my slow 2015 Early MacBook Air 13" laptop?

I have a 2015 Early MacBook Air 13", 1.6 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (with 90GB free space) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I'm using Safari with only 4-5 windows open, it slows down. I have to ...
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How do I lock my Mac without changing the display (keeps showing output)? [duplicate]

I'd like to lock my Mac, that is, require a password before any input. This is normal. What's different, though, is that I'd like to be able to show the exact same output as if the screen was not ...
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Use post-Macbook Air 2011 logic board in Macbook Air 11"

The logic board on my MBA 11" 2011 died. Unfortunately, Apple does not make 11" MBA anymore, old 13" is too bulky, MB 12" is using low-power CPU (and is costly), 2018 MBA 13" is expensive in base ...
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Deleting WhatsApp chat history from work Mac

How do I delete all the WhatsApp chat history and logs from my Mac but keep them on my iPhone which is linked with my Mac?
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Can you figure out if your friend is sharing their loaction from their Iphone or Macbook?

Can you figure if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook ?
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MacBook wine spill

Hi recently spilled a small amount of wine on my 2009 MacBook I immediately removed back cover disconnect battery and hard drive and left upside down in airing cupboard for 2 days ..reconnected ...
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Macbook Pro SMC reset

I have a macbook pro 15" late 2013, I removed my dead battery and I am waiting for a new one from ifixt. Do I need to reset the SMC before installing the newer battery or should I wait till I fully ...
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Connect two USB-C displays to MacBook Pro 15" 2018 [duplicate]

is it even possible to connect two USB-C displays to one MacBook Pro 15" 2018? Seems like MacOS intentionally shuts down one of them. I'm a bit puzzled why..
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[solved]Macbook pro MGXA2 draining battery on SHUTDOWN

I have a macbook pro 15" late 2014, I've got a problem: battery draining when shutdown (not sleep). 2018-11-17 12:47:31 +0700 Wake DarkWake to FullWake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to UserActivity ...
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MacBook Pro Motherboard Upgrade Compatability

So today, my trusty Early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro had its screen go black with the backlight and keyboard keys on, audio still playing, but unresponsive to keyboard input. This happened twice more ...
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Prevent page reload in safari due to excessive power usage

How can I prevent Safari from refreshing the page showing the message "This web page has been reloaded because it was using significant energy"? I would like to leave the coinhive miner running when ...
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Suddenly the “diagnosticd” daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

Suddenly the diagnosticd daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage, even with Xcode is not running, on OS X Mojave 10.14.1 I can't figure out it. The fans become very noisy.
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Issue about the external display on macOS Mojave

After I install macOS Mojave, the external display became very strange. First of all, I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), and I'm very sure I'm not in the mirror mode because I can put different ...
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Slow animations/graphics after waking from sleep or sometimes at random

Product: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2,2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB ...
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Macbook screen bottom half black

The display shows up fine if I connect to an external display. Is this a hardware problem that can only be fixed by replacing the entire screen? It's no longer on warranty (1.5 years, no AppleCare), ...
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Netcat UDP command not working?

From one Terminal: echo "test" | nc -u -l 127.0.0.1 10000 From another Terminal: nc -u 127.0.0.1 10000 But the Terminal just hangs, it doesnt return the "test" output. It seems to work fine ...
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2015 MBP - force integrated graphics?

I have a specifically MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) MacBookPro11,5 (indeed "AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB") You can easily (when they finally fixed that) force it ...