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

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Migrate from an early 2015 MacBook Pro running Catalina to a 2019 MacBook Air running Mojave

I have one early 2015 MacBook Pro currently running Catalina 10.15. That’s my production machine; I got a new 2019 MacBook Air which I want to make my main production machine; The Macbook Air is from ...
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Kali not showing in Kali-OSX dual boot on Macbook Pro

Some context: I have a Macbook Pro with OSX Mojave I installed Kali Linux Boot defaulted to Kali If I wanted to boot OSX I had to hold down the option key on boot. When selecting boot drives, Kali ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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Cap energy consumption of processes on macOS

Most of us probably already had this situation: One is tight on battery and trying to save as much energy as possible. Then suddenly a process goes wild and drains the battery by 10 or more percent ...
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Internal keyboard randomly stops working (after upgrade to Catalina) - any way to reset it?

Is there anything like a reset of the internal keyboard device that I can try doing instead of having to restart my MacBook completely? The internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro just stops responding ...
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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 fix bluetooth problem?

I'd like to connect my bluetooth headphones to my computer. Unfortunately, my macbook pro thinks that my headphones are connected. When I go to the bluetooth menu, my headphones appear connected even ...
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Stuck on Apple Logo while trying to install Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro

I purchased a used MBP (without a hard drive). See model details/specs below. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Version 10.6.3). I have successfully done this using the same process on two ...
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How do I force a retina display to always stay on the maximum scaled resolution?

On previous iterations of OS X, and seemingly moreso in Catalina, my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), changes the resolution of the retina built-in panel to "Default for display" instead of the Scaled: ...
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Cannot connect to iPhone Personal Hotspot on MacBook

It seems that connecting to my iPhone's Personal Hotspot from my MacBook Pro (macOS Catalina) via Wi-Fi does not work, though connecting via Bluetooth does work, and likewise connecting from my iPad ...
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Broken battery base in Macbook Air 13?

I just opened my mac after two years of having it to clean it. Opened it carefully, and found out that the plastic base holding the batteries seems broken where the screws are... is this possible due ...
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How to delete kexts in Catalina?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro experiencing this issue. Catalina does not allow kexts to be deleted via this method. Unless I am able to delete or disable this kext my laptop will shut down randomly. ...
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Vertical lines on left side of MacBook Pro screen

I've got a 2016 MacBook Pro. Since this morning the left hand side of the screen has an issue. Almost two centimetres are black with an occasional coloured line. I'm guessing this is a hardware issue ...
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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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Missing Wifi interface after upgrade to Catalina

So I took the plung and upgraded my Late 2013 Macbook pro from Mojave to Catalina. Everything else "seemed" okay apart from the fact that I had no wifi. The icon was greyed out. I tried all the usual ...
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How can avoid to open the apps that I was using on my last session when I start the Mac?

Since I update my Mac to Catalina version, every time that I will start it, it opens the apps that I was using last time before to shutdown it. On Mojave version Mac asks me if I prefer to launch the ...
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Does MacBook Air output less heat than the MacBook Pro? [on hold]

Debating between the two. Would like to know which would get hotter to the touch under load and in day-to-day usage.
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Only see 70gb of space even though I have 250 gb hard disk Macbook air

recently I messed around with my disk utility I am not sure what I did, but after doing whatever it is that I did I am only seeing 69.14 gb of space out of 250gb. Here is the image I tried to go into ...
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How can I install the latest Google Chrome on Mac OS X Mavericks?

Google Chrome updated itself as 67.0: and then, when I restart, Google Chrome reports itself as "outdated" and brought me to a download page, and let me download a .dmg image. After I mount it and ...
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Macbook pro keyboard randomly freezes after upgrading to Catalina

I am using a Macbook pro 13" with touchbar late 2016. Before upgrading to Catalina, everything works fine. After the upgrade, the internal keyboard will randomly freeze while typing (no response, caps ...
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macOS Catalina update failing due to low disk space

I am trying to update my MacBook to new macOS Catalina. But my downloading had failed twice. Now I downloaded installer but I can't update because I have low disk space. Because when my download was ...
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Catalina Notes.app draining battery?

After upgrading to Catalina, I noticed that my MacBook Pro (13" with touchbar) would go from 100% battery to nearly zero in just about 30 minutes. The fans would be running like crazy. Using Activity ...
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Wi-Fi won't turn on after upgrading to Catalina

I upgraded my early 2015 Macbook Pro to Catalina and I can't turn on Wi-Fi. I opened Network settings and there was a "do not lock" button for a few seconds and then it changed to "Turn Wi-Fi on". I ...
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Is these usage habits leading my MacBooks result to battery bulge? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air and two Macbook Pros. All of their batteries got a bulge. I like to use them in this way: Always plugged to the power if there is one. 95% of the time, I plugged it to power. I ...
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How to disable creation of spaces on macbook?

How to disable creation of desktop workspaces on macbook? Somehow they get created when I don't need them. [OS: Mojave]
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Are the 45W, 60W, 85W Power Adapter for Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, interchangeable? [duplicate]

My past experience has been, the 45W Power Adapter was able to charge a Macbook Pro 15 inch fine. (maybe it was just slow but it gets the job done). At the same time, the 85W one worked fine for a ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 13" says fully charged but does not turn on

I have a MacBook Pro from 2015, and I haven't used it in a while. I connected a charger until I saw it's full and tried to turn it on but nothing is happening. Also the trackpad is not clickable. What ...
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Blank Notification Banner Stuck in macOS Sierra

This blank notification banner appeared out of nowhere, at the top-right corner, and won't go away even if I restart/shutdown the MacBook, kill Dock, Finder or Notification Center. It won't appear if ...
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“macOS Catalina” could not be verified

I'm trying to upgrade my MBP 2018 to Catalina, but everytime I finished download it, the error pop up as below: I downloaded it almost 10 times, but no success
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New Catalina 10.5 desk screen

How does one change the new Catalina 10.5 desk screen/ wallpaper? It is lonely, barren, ugly. Like a dragon.
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Sierra stuck at boot screen, upgrading to mojove will create new bootup files?

I am facing some issues in High Sierra . Since few days it's stuck at boot screen and load very slow, mac doesn't start even after completing the load progress bar. But when I charge it fully and ...
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How to prevent Macbook Air from going to sleep after disconnecting power cord?

I have an annoying issue with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014 on macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6): A few minutes after disconnecting the power cord from my fully charged laptop, it goes to sleep....
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Macbook Pro Early 2015 (A1502) Keyboard not Working Sometimes

I'm currently using a macbook pro 2015 early, i updated to macOS Catalina 5 days ago, on the first day the keyboard was working fine, but they keyboard started freezing at random times (Only the power ...
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My screen is flickering purple and cyan

My screen has a bunch of purple and cyan flickering bars on it. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this? I have tried resetting my nvram. I closed my lip for 15 minutes and then when I opened it, ...
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Set alarm every 2 hour display on (Mac)

I intend to save my eyes healthy. So, i want to set alarm every 2 hour computer i used. I have tried to set on calender and clock, but i can't find the way.
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macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD

I have MacBook Air (Early 2015) yet the installer says "macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD" when I try to upgrade from macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have 8.7GB of disk space available. ...
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Having trouble getting Target Display mode to work with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter with new MacBook pro?

I have a new macbook pro (2018) and want to connect it to my old iMac 2011 using target display mode. I used to be able to do this just fine with my old MacBook pro (mid 2012) that had a thunderbolt 2 ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2017 runs hot while sleeping & closed lit

This problem happens to me every now and then and I still couldn't find a solution yet. Here's the console log for this night (when it happened), when running the command log show | grep 'Wake ...
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MacBook Air 2017 internal speakers and headphones sound fluctuating - hardware or software issue?

Problem: My MacBook Air 2017 (OS Mojave) internal speaker is emitting barely audible audio even at max volume. When headphones are plugged in, at times the audio suddenly becomes clear of its own ...
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Horizontal lines on my MacBook Air/Pro 2019

My friend and I have one of the newer versions of the air and pro with the Touch ID, but why do purple horizontal lines show up when we put our phones against the screen? We tried it out on other ...
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Cannot turn Bluetooth off

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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Spotlight doesn't show applications

Setup I've got a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Problem When I type in the name of an application, Spotlight doesn't show the application. When I do sudo mdutil -E /, It says the following, Error: ...
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What should I expect about the battery for a new macbook pro

I bought a new 2019 MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5. I feel like the battery is not as described. I tried with open only one Youtube video on chrome, set the brightness to 75%,and the battery ...
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Red pixels on Mojave Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to Wi-Fi, with correct password. Error: “The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password”

I'm trying to connect to my home Wi-Fi. When I enter the correct password, I get the message "The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password". I verified the password is correct in my router configuration....
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My macbook air mid 2011 no longer connects to 5g WiFi

My Macbook Air 2011 could connect to a 5g wifi network before but now, my Macbook won't connect and it showed an error message that says could not join wifi network. The wifi network worked fine for ...
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Installing new PCIe m2 SSD on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with a bad hard drive and recently found out that I can use a PCIe m2 SSD with it on macOS High Sierra. I purchased a Samsung EVO 970 and an adapter to use in the ...
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MacBookPro8,2 late 2011 GPU fix with EFI: how to do it on Catalina macOS 10.15 (dosdude1 patch)?

This guide https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/295805/156133 is working fine on High Sierra. On Catalina installed with dosdude1 patcher (http://dosdude1.com/catalina/) I couldn't make it through, ...
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How do I fix this (blue) screen issue when I connect my MacBook Pro with my Monitor?

Now, the issue is only coming when I connect my MacBook, the monitor is working fine when I connect a Windows laptop to it. Any thoughts on how to fix this issue, I tried changing the display settings ...
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Macbook pro screen flicker unable to start

My MacBook pro 15” retina was having screen flicker issue & given to apple authorized service centre. They have formatted the disk & reinstalled OS & told me that there was no hardware ...