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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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How to automatically turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen on battery power?

I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to ...
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How can I encrypt or prevent access to a user's files to another user in the system?

I need to take my macbook pro (MBP 15 mid 2015) to a mac repair shop for a screen replacement. I don't want to leave my files exposed to another user in the system. I plan to create a second admin ...
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [on hold]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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MacBook Pro sleeps unexpectedly and runs fans at high speed, even after SMC reset

My MacBook Pro (15 in Retina, early 2013, macOS 10.14.5) sleeps unexpectedly, although there is enough charge in the battery. To wake it up, I must connect the power supply. Furthermore, the fans run ...
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Mac screen sharing only shows the sharing application

I've done my best to search around Google and stackexchange but haven't found anything mentioning what I'm experiencing. We have a (pretty much brand new) Macbook Pro that is expierencing issues with ...
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How to enable Autoboot for old MacBook Air?

MacBooks released in and after 2016 have a feature that enables them to boot as soon as the lid is opened. I wanted to replicate the feature on my 2013 MacBook Air (MacOS Catalina Public Beta 5), so I ...
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fsroot count invalid every time I install High Sierra

MacBook Pro7,1 2TB Crucial SSD High Sierra fsroot count invalid I have a MacBook Pro7,1 (13" Mid-2010). I recently replaced the 512GB hard drive with a 2TB SSD from Crucial memory. I'm trying to ...
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Can I upgrade the memory in a MacBook Pro 2019?

my Mac is a MacBook Pro 2019 I do not have any information about Mac or cp. I am using R and I am running a heavy model, but I can not get a result because of lack of memory. Is there any way to fix ...
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OSX password issue with special chars in recovery mode

I had an issue with my MacBook (latest version) and I tried restarting in recovery mode (cmd+r). The issue is that my password contains a special character (umbreakable space) for security reasons ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2011 - External Microphone is not recognized

I can't find the microphone from the headset either in system preferences or in the hardware list. My headset cable has 3 lines as required. The mic works well on my phone for example. Any tips? ...
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Increasing screen resolution to 1920x1080 in Macbook Air

Is it possible to change the maximum resolution of MacBook Air 13" (2015), by replacing its panel (i.e. screen)? The model only supports 1440x900. What I want to achieve is making the resolution of ...
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How to disable vertical scrolling while horizontal scrolling is in progress using the trackpad on a Macbook?

Macbook trackpad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. But when I try to do horizontal scrolling, some vertical scrolling also taking place unintentionally (may be my finger movements are no ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 13 inch - Display turns off whenever I physically adjust it

Whenever I try to adjust the angle of my screen my display just turns off. I know the Macbook itself doesn't turn off because I can still hear sound and the keyboard is still lit up. But if I try to ...
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Will backing up files also include files that are marked for deletion?

If i use Time Machine to back up my data to an additional disk, will the backup also contain files marked for deletion that have not been overwritten yet? To clarify, I do not mean files in the ...
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Moving hard drive to another laptop. (similar model)

I am trying to take the hard drive from a Macbook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2) and put this hard drive into a Macbook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1)....
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Has Apple indicated that some 2019 MacBook Pros have a fault relating to power, battery or shutdown issues?

I bought a MacBook Pro two days ago and when I was using it for the first time I noticed that when it drops below 40% (20%-40%) it shuts down with no warning and it's impossible to turn it back on ...
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name of my macbook air changed automatically [duplicate]

i noticed that the name of my macbook air in terminal changed automatically to "homepc" This is the log of the console with the exact timeline it happened: NetworkServiceProxy.framework/Versions/A/...
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Can MacBook Pro late 2011 DisplayPort work with Asus MG279Q?

My MBP has 8GB RAM but otherwise standard, on OS 10.13.6. Using Mac's Mini-Displayport to Monitor's DisplayPort (Asus cable) the MBP recognises the monitor and offers various resolutions including ...
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What is the safest way to leave my MacBook on 24/7 with macOS Mojave?

I used to use sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 to try setting my MacBook to hibernate instead of sleep, so that it pulls power away from the RAM/hard drives, etc. and puts the laptop into a proper sleep....
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Why would HardwareGrowler show my 'Apple T1 Controller' disconnecting?

HardwareGrowler just showed me the following notifications on my late-2016 13" MacBook Pro: Apple T1 Controller disconnecting. Network port en5 disconnecting. I'm sitting on my couch doing nothing ...
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Black screen after FileVault restart

I’ve recently bought a 2014 MacBook Air 11 and while I was going through the encryption shutdown and hasn’t restarted. Just sat there with a black screen and the Apple logo glowing. I was wondering if ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from repeatedly asking me to trust my Mac [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 7 with IOS 12.4 and a MacBook Air (Mojave). Just recently, my iPhone has started asking me to trust my MacBook EACH time I connect to it (eg, through the USB cable when charging), ...
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The identity of “imap.gmail.com” cannot be verified

Has anyone come across this issue? What is going on and how do you solve it? Is pressing confirm okay? This occurred when I went into MacBooks Notes app where I keep my notes. Here is some of the ...
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Using iMac in Target Display Mode with a MacBook Pro

I'd like to use my old iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) as an external display for my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009). The hard drive in the iMac is failing, so until I get it replaced, I've installed ...
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macOS forgets login screen keyboard setting, falls back to US English [duplicate]

My keyboard setting is German. After restart the login screen keyboard setting is always US English. How can I permanently change the keyboard to German, also for login after restart?
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My MacBook Pro is Getting Shutdown when I plug USB Cable

My MacBook Pro is not detecting USB and most of the time it is getting Shutdown when I plug USB cable into any of USB ports. This was not a case earlier. I have been using this for years, but this ...
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Can I stop music on MacBook Pro with TouchBar directly?

I bought a MacBook Pro with TouchBar and found out that I could not stop the music directly. I have to first tap on the left-pointing arrow on the Touch Bar, and after expanding the menu I finally ...
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How can I ground this charger

This charger came with my MacBbook Pro which I bought from India. The other end is connected to the magsafe adapter's ground pin. What do I need to insert here?
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 A1466 Power button not working

thanks for stopping by. As the title states, when I press the power button on the keyboard, nothing happens. This is a ongoing problem ive had for a couple months now and its starting to get on my ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 battery not detected

My MacBook Pro 2011 battery is not detected. There is no spill of water or whatsoever on my logic board. One day I took out the battery and when I placed it back the problem occurred. So I tried ...
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2018 MBP Display cable loose after keyboard repair?

My MBP 2018 13" i7 had to get its keyboard replaced a whole two days after I got it...a brand new work machine. That was in May 2019. Flash forward to two weeks ago, I noticed an occasional and very ...
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How do I list unanswered messages on Mail (OS)?

I am trying to do an elementary thing: I want to list my unanswered message (read or not read I don't care). This basic request seems to be absent from Apple Mail!!!
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Macbook Pro 2010 crashes after waking up and usually when launching a Google Search in Chrome

I've got issues with my MBP which seem to be persistent, even after replacing the logic board for supposedly one without hardware issues. There are some typical instances when my macbook pro fails (...
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Water spilled into the keyboard of my Macbook - would this affect the quality of the files saved on it?

Water spilled into the keyboard of my MacBook Pro. It still works the way it used to, but the pictures saved on the computer seem to have gotten pixelated. How could I recover the original quality of ...
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My brand new MacBook Book Pro dies at 30% with no warning

I got my MBP earlier today and when I'm using it it works just fine but when it dies it gives me no warning and it dies around 30%, I don't know how to fix this issue as it's supposed to have a 10 ...
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How to repair Mactintosh HDD

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 15" with 256GB running macOS High Sierra. When I got the MacBook used, I was able to log in. The MacBook did not have an iCloud account linked so I linked mine up and enabled ...
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MacBook Pro won’t charge after a power outage

Here’s the story: I left my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 plugged in for the night, and during the night there was a power outage. When I woke up there was no electricity, so I just unplugged the charger ...
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MacBook does not sleep when lid is closed while connected to an external monitor

I am trying to disable the "clam shell" mode of my MacBook (13" early 2011 Unibody) running macOS High Sierra. I want the computer to sleep when the lid is closed even when it is connected to power ...
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Cannot spoof MAC address on MacBook (since 2018) Mojave (10.14.5)

I'm having trouble spoofing my mac address on Mojave OS. I used the following bash script: NEW_MAC=$(openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//') sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) won't turn on even without battery connected, Magsafe light is amber

My Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) won't turn on. I recently replaced the keyboard and after putting everything back together and turning it on, the condition of the battery said "replace now", i didn't have ...
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Change Keyboard for MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) [closed]

According to https://support.apple.com/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks, I can change my keyboard. I have encountered problems with my keyboard before, including a few keys not responding ...
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How do I know how much time battery has left on my MacBook?

macOS used to show how much time your battery was good for before it died (e.g. 4 hrs and 22 mins). I don't see it anymore though. Now it just gives a percentage. I'm running macOS Mojave 10.14 on a ...
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What does Apple mean by “This may decrease battery life”?

Does it mean that my battery will "lose capacity" over the years (months?) or that it will just uncharge faster because it's consuming more energy?
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Connect MBP Late 2014 to Samsung LC49J890

I have some doubts about how to connect my MacBook Pro 2014 to this Samsung monitor to get the resolution of 3840x1080. The problem comes with the use of a docking station, therefore I will not use ...
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LG Ultrafine 5K always keeps my Mac charging, is this bad?

The LG Ultrafine 5k Monitor is great for Apple computers. But the thing is that it will always keep your Mac charging, whether you want it or not. Is this bad for the battery life?
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Touch bar behaves differently after upgrading to Mojave

It used to be that my volume controls etc. showed up as well as the lock screen when I tapped the touch bar under Sierra. Now the only items that appear on the touch bar are related to the currently ...
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MacBook Pro randomly hangs after water damage

I had water damage on my MacBook Pro trackpad. After that my mouse cursor started randomly trembling. I turned off the MacBook, washed it with isopropyl alcohol and after that it began to randomly ...