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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Third party USB Ethernet adapter won't wake up

I have a mid 2015 Retina MBP 15" and regularly use multi screens and hard wired ethernet. So I've bought a third party HandAcc USB ethernet adapter with Realtek 0x8153 chipset (the device also ...
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Plugging in external monitor “logs out” (crashes?) user session

When plugging a second external monitor, macOS Sierra "logs out" (crashes?) user session. I get presented with the login window. No error message. It's not just "show login window", because all apps ...
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How do I view inline images in w3m?

I am using a mac (el capitan), and trying to use w3m. But I don't see images when browsing pages. My question is: I want to view inline images in w3m, but don't find a way to do so. I have ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Does a newer MacBook's camera light need to be activated when the camera turns on?

Does the camera of a newer MacBook require the green camera light beside it to turn on when the camera itself is turned on? Is the camera light hardwired to the camera, meaning that if the camera is ...
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Iphone 6+ USB disconnects from Macbook Pro constantly over and over

My iPhone keeps disconnecting from my MacBook Pro; in fact any iPhone I try to connect (and with different cables) can never connect to it. I am very familiar with command line and Linux so please if ...
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MacBook pro mid 2014 with High Sierra and APFS - Overallocation Detected on main device

Can somebody explain what 'Overallocation' means in context of file system? I constantly see this message when trying to resize APFS partition, disk checks don't find any problems.
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How to display a 'delete button' on the touchbar?

I recently got a new MacbookPro with the Touch Bar, I would like to add a button to the control strip that acts like a typical delete key, AKA it removes the character in front of the cursor. Is it ...
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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Why is Target Disk Mode so slow?

Two macs: maxed out 2017 MacBook Pro (MBP) base model iMac Pro (iMP) Using the MBP standalone, the internal drive gives me read & write speeds of about 2600 & 2000 MB/s respectively. Using ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 blurry output on external HP Z23N display

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave (10.14). I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external monitor (HP Z23N) through HDMI + Apple's usb-c adapter A1621 EMC 2877. The connection works ...
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Trackpad secondary click requires more pressure than usual in Mojave beta

I've just updated my MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015 to Mojave via Apple Beta Software Program. Everything works smoothly except the Trackpad. Tap with one or tap with two or three fingers work as ...
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MacBook Pro high CPU with external monitors

I recently ordered two 4K monitors (LG 27UD88). I connected them using Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter cable to my MacBook Pro. When I have the monitors connected, the CPU load is very high ...
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2016 MBP External Monitor Black Screen USB-C to DisplayPort

I have a 2016 MBP running 10.12.6 with an external Dell 24" (P2415Q) monitor in my home office. At work I have a Dell 27" (U2717D) and a Dell 24" (U2415). At work the U27 is connected DisplayPort to ...
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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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After High Sierra, weird colours appear when waking up MacBook Pro

I'm coming from reddit where they suggested me to post here. There seems to be many users with the same issue. Using a 13" MBP Early 2015. After updating to macOS High Sierra I see weird colours for ...
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How to turn on red light (digital audio) inside of the 3.5mm headphone socket on macbook pros?

So apparently many macbook pro models have a digital audio output hidden inside their 3.5mm headphone jacks. Example. I thought this was physically activated by the mini TOSLINK plug, but recently I ...
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Random flickering in Preview when viewing PDF files

I'm running the latest MBP 15" with the built-in Intel HD Graphics 530 and the AMD Radeon Pro 460 with automatic switching. When viewing PDF files in Preview (it happens with all of them, all kinds of ...
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MacBook dropping Wi-Fi/network connection

Since purchasing this new MacBook, I have had the problem of my Wi-Fi intermittently not working. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or I ...
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How to fix delay between wakeup and password entry

When booting up my computer, or even just awakening it from a long sleep, it takes a while for me to be able to enter my password. The box is there, but I can't move my mouse or type into the box. My ...
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Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
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MacBook Air 2018 vs. MacBook Pro: What is the battery life at equal brightness in nits?

The MacBook Air 2018 is advertised as 12 hours battery life, the MacBook Pro as 10 hours. This official Apple testing is done using 3/4 brightness setting. Since the maximum brightness of both models ...
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Time Machine snapshots become dataless

Why are my Time Machine local snapshots appearing "healthy" in the Terminal window and then a few hours later, the same snapshots are suffixed with "dataless". Then, no more snapshots are added. I ...
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When installing command line tools using Terminal, I am getting “Software currently unavailable from Software Update server” error

I have downloaded Xcode on my Mac running macOS Mojave and trying to install the command line tools using the following command: xcode-select --install But it is giving me the following error: Why ...
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Disable fn-key toggling the touchbar

I want to disable the toggling of the touch bar while pressing the fn-key. It should stay at "App Controls with Control Strip" by default. I am accessing the function-keys with a modifier + numbers ...
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Kernel Panic right after sleep in macOS High Sierra

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro restarting as soon as it tries going to sleep. If I plug it in and leave it on for the whole day, it will work fine. I have tried resetting SMC, NVRAM etc. ...
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MacBook Pro does not recognize audio from usb c external monitor

I have a 15" MacBook Pro 2017 running High Sierra 10.13.5. I use 2 external monitors, one at home and one at work. MacBook won't recognize output audio device from monitor when I plug it in. It ...
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Using right shift key to make a cap minimises the window

My daughter's friends were messing with the keyboard and now the right shift key minimizes the screen every time I'm using the shift to make a cap with the my right hand. Since I'm a touch typist ...
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After trying to install Kali Linux I can't access macOS anymore

I've tried to install Kali Linux as dual boot with macOS. I've partitioned 20 GB on the side from 250 GB for that purpose but the installation didn't go as planned. So I decided to reboot macOS and ...
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“QuickLookUIService” Using Significant Energy

After macOS High Sierra upgrade I noticed "QuickLookUIService" is always in "Using Significant Energy" list. Has anyone have same problem? And is there any suggestion about this? MacBook Pro (Retina, ...
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Can't wake up Mac-connected display when in clamshell mode

My setup is this: MacBook Pro TouchBar Late 2016 (15'') a Dell P2415Q display, connected via USB-C → DisplayPort cable External keyboard, mouse, connected wirelessly (through dongles/hub/then usb-c ...
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Serious usability issues with HDMI external displays connected to USB-C adapter on Macbook Pro 2016

The Apple USB-C HDMI adapter has a very non-intuitive behaviour that makes it difficult to work with. Tested with LG 24MP88 LED monitor and Macbook Pro 2016 with MacOS High Sierra Case 1: Display is ...
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Output Macbook audio to iPhone or iPad

This question is a duplicate, I know. Duplicate: Send audio output of MacBook to iPhone for remote listening However the age of this question and answer is about 5 years. Mac OS and iOS updates ...
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How to remove Touchbar animations?

On the 2016/2017 MacBook Pro's the Touchbar animations are slow. After a little while I've become used to the keyboard and Touchbar. But the one thing I would like to speed up is the transitions. Say ...
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TouchID Forgets fingers after crash

Twice now I've been in a situation where I remove my two USB-C Digital AC Multiport Adapters while running in clamshell mode and found that nothing I could do would bring my my display. So, alas, hard ...
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MacBook Pro frequently reboots

I'm going to describe the symptoms I'm seeing, diagnostic steps I've taken, then give the hardware configuration below. I would love to have any suggestions on how to fix this, or where to take my ...
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Logging MacBook firewall is empty

I have enabled the built-in firewall on my MacBook (Sierra v10.12.1), but unfortunately the log files located in /var/log (appfirewall.log and alf.log) stay empty. I contacted Apple Support but they ...
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Replace “Shift” key cap on MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch mid-2014

After spilling tea on the corner of this MacBook Pro we tried using a blow-dryer to warm and dry it. We over-warmed it, melting the upper edge of the right-side Shift key cap. It melted downwards, and ...
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How to increase swap memory in OS X?

I think my swap memory is hitting its fullest and would like to know how to increase it. I very often hit my 8GB RAM limits and my memory pressure (as seen in Active Monitor) goes red quite often. ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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Why does OS X use swap memory when memory pressure remains low?

My system (Yosemite / 10.10) has been paging out to swap memory despite my memory pressure reading less than 50% over the last 7 days (tracked with iStat Menus). How is this possible? It would be one ...
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Interface Scaling / Independent Resolution per Application on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro Retina and I run it on the unsupported/non-HiDPI 2560x1600 to be able to work on multiple windows at the same time. This resolution increases the DPI allowing a large screen real ...
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My monitor doesn't sleep if my mac is connected via HDMI: who's at fault?

I have a MacBook5,1 running 10.8, and an Asus VW246 monitor. I connected it to the monitor using a "MiniDisplayPort->DVI(f) adapter" + a "DVI(m)-DVI(m) cable". Now I've bought a single "...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...
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IPv6 quits working after using VPN

My Macbook Pro running Mavericks picks up my ISP's (native) IPv6 support with automatic configuration just fine on bootup. I'm using an AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (2013) with default settings. If then ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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Macbook Pro Sleep Battery Drain

I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (13", basic spec) which since I got it (I only just stopped to think about it) has had a massive amount of sleep battery drain. When the laptop is on and in-use, its ...
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Touch Bar doesn't show but I need F8

I'm running a Windows Virtual Machine (VMWare) through an external hard drive, however, when I boot it, I gets the error, Winload.efi is corrupted or missing but it says I need to press F8 to change ...