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External display not recognized after waking from sleep until restarted

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) which fails to detect an external display after is has woken up from sleep. (Update: Now running macOS Mojave 10.14.5 on a ...
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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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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 doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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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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Why can't I disable iCloud keychain on my MacBook?

Running macOS 10.12.6. I'd like to keep this machine connected to iCloud calendars but prevent it from having a copy of my keychain. Update: Someone suggested I go into iCloud > account details and ...
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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2018) from powering up when the lid is open or an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched?

So, I am a happy (genuinely, not sarcastic!) owner of a new MacBook Air (2018). It works great! It’s running macOS 10.14.1 (Mojave). But it seems to do something that owners of 2016 to 2018 MacBook ...
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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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“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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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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Mavericks lock screen doesn't show screen saver

Prior to upgrading to Mavericks, when I chose to lock my MacBook Pro's screen, it would do so with my screen saver options (rotate through images in a folder, and show a clock). However, when I go to ...
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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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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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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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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Stuck on Grey Screen During Startup

I updated to Yosemite on Saturday and everything has been working fine, I have been able to shut down and startup as normal until today. A couple of days ago I forced my Early 2011 MacBook Pro to ...
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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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Macbook Pro Late-2011, Mountain Lion, when it sleeps, devices don't wake

Made the upgrade to Mountain lion when it came out, but since the upgrade I have noticed something occurring when my laptop goes to sleep be it idling or me putting it in a sleep mode, when I go to ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...
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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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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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What processes are using how much of my GPU?

I sometimes have an issue where something decides to take up 100% of my GPUs clock cycles. Activity Monitor only shows this as a solid block of usage in the activity monitor, but it doesn't give me ...
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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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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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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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Magic Mouse continues scrolling inertia when hovering over a different pane

I just got a Magic Mouse that I'm using with MacBook Pro (15", 2015), macOS Sierra. I've noticed a problem where, if I'm in a window that has multiple areas with scrolling, if I start scrolling in one ...
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When USB-C external monitor sleeps, it cuts connections to its USB hub (late-2016 MacBook Pro)

I have an LG UD88 monitor, which is 4K and connects over USB-C to my new MacBook Pro. I love it—except for a couple of issues, one of which is that when my MBP puts the display to sleep, any devices ...
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Are Mail rules still applied when a Mac is in Power Nap mode?

I understand that when a Mac is Power Napping it will periodically check for new emails via Mail. Will Mail rules still apply to any new emails that are received when the Mac is in Power Nap mode?
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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 ...