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Questions tagged [peripheral]

For questions about different input and/or output devices which can be connected to Apple products.

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Can you add an external fingerprint reader to a MacBook that will work like the built-in reader? [duplicate]

I would like to use an external keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc and have my MacBook closed. The only issue is that I can no longer access the fingerprint scanner. Is there a way to use an external one? ...
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Monitor Speakers Disappear overnight

I've connected to a monitor (34UC88-B) to my MacBook Pro (Late 2016, no Touch Bar) through a DisplayPort to USB-C connector. The monitor has speakers that I use when I'm connected to it. Everything ...
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MacBook Air - Why is right usb port only supporting mouse, iPad and iPhone?

I am using MacBook Air. I am using Dell(I tried with HP, Siemens mouses also) mouse. My MacBook Air has two USB ports, one at right and one at left. The right USB port supporting my USB mouse and iPad ...
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Can you use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with an Apple TV?

I am wondering if the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can be used with both the Nintendo Switch (obviously, it can) and my appletv(4th generation). The specific controller I am referring to is this ...
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Can two apps in one iPhone can be connected to same peripheral?

I have to connect two apps to Bluetooth band (peripheral) at the same time and in same device. Please Guide.
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Different keyboard mapping on external keyboard

Currently I have a challenging keyboard setup. My MacBook Pro has a fr_FR (French AZERTY) keyboard, but the layout is currently set to fr_CA (Canadian QWERTY). Even if the keys are not labelled right, ...
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Where are j5create USB to HDMI drivers saved?

Does anyone know where I could find the j5create USB to HDMI drivers that I just downloaded, or where they saved? I've searched but I can't seem to find them.
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How can I use a USBC DisplayPort monitor with my 12” MacBook and charge at the same time?

I was hoping to get an Asus MB169C+ monitor to increase my screen real estate while traveling and working on my 12” MacBook. However, I'm confused as to how I can charge my MacBook and use the ...
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healthy-wise: which keyboard is better?

there is a apple wireless keyboard and the apple keyboard with numeric keypad. Which one is better for the overall healthy of my wrists and arms? I suffer from RSI and I want to buy a wireless ...
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How can I troubleshoot an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner that won't play nice with Mavericks?

I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner working with Mavericks. When I connect the scanner to my Mac it shows up fine in Printers & Scanners in System Preferences. It also shows up in ...
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Automatically connect Bluetooth device to Mac

I have a MacBook Pro (running Mavericks) and a Bluetooth Speaker (JBL Flip). I want the two to connect automatically whenever they are nearby and powered on. Is that possible? Currently I have to ...
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Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?

Is there any reason(s) when luggage is screened at airport security, not to be able to take a Mac Mini, keyboard and mouse as carry-on luggage aboard an aircraft ?
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MagSafe Power Cord soldering with Power Brick

How can I solder power cord back as it was? Has anyone else had the same problem? I know that Apple hardware and peripherals are very hard to "open up", so maybe some of you know some tricks about it. ...
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Stylus for Multitouch (Laptop) Trackpad?

I remember seeing a stylus that was available for the multitouch (laptop) trackpad. I'm learning a new language right now so it would be rather useful to be able to use a stylus to 'write' instead of ...
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Is there a wireless double-earred earpiece for iPhone?

Is there such a thing as a double wireless earpiece for iPhone 4? I've just bought a wireless earpiece and argh! it's only single ear. I didn't expect that, I mean I didn't even know that anyone ...
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Ejecting disk after failed mounting

I have a RCA VR5220 voice recorder, with a built-in USB connector. Because this thing was clearly built by Windows-minded engineers, the only way to access the files in Mac OS X is to plug it in and ...
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Smart Cover back uncovered issues?

Are there issues while using a Smart Cover for the iPad 2 arising due to the fact that the cover only covers the front? (Not a buying recommendation, just a question about a specific plausible issue ...
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Error 'USBDeviceOpen failed' only with my user account when using PowerMate USB Controller. OK with fresh account

I have a PowerMate USB controller from Griffin: it works, but using my normal user account I can't control the light settings. With a fresh new account, everything works as expected. How can I find ...
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What is the most reliable ATSC TV tuner for use with OSX?

I'm looking for an OTA (over the air, eg. no cable) ATSC USB tuner to use with a Macbook. There appear to be a few options, all of which seem to have ugly hardware and buggy software. Does anyone have ...
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What external DVD drive should I use my MBP's internal drive is broken?

I've got an old MBP where the internal drive starts to refuse reading discs and stopped burning discs a while ago. Now I'm thinking about getting an external drive (DVD-RW, USB or Firewire). Most of ...
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Peripherals with Great Mac Compatibility [closed]

What peripherals do you use on your Mac that really work well? It seems like most things (especially mice and keyboards) don't work all that well, even if they claim compatibility. I'm looking for ...