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Finder application window without with the minimize icon disabled

I noticed that sometimes, mostly after a restart, the window of my finder application has the minimize icon disabled like this: I can't click on it, and I have to close and reopen the window in order ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen boot glitch when booting into Windows 7

I am attempting to use Windows 7 for overall looks. (I am aware of the risks and I don‘t care.) However, whenever I attempt to boot into the partition that I installed it on, The following occurs. ...
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How can I get the iCloud for Windows app to show my photos as JPG instead of HEIC?

I have well over 10,000 photos in iCloud, and I want to download them as JPG files instead of HEIC. When I login to iCloud in a web browser, it gives me options to download my photos as HEIC or JPG: ...
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Transfer PDFs from a Win PC to iBooks on iPad3

I have a Win PC and an older Ipad3 (iOS 9.3.6) which I want to use as a PDF reader. Right now I copy the PDFs from my PC to iDrive/iCloud. On the iPad, in the iCloud app I "Share/Send" the ...
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Do AirPlay devices still work with iTunes on Windows?

I use iTunes (ver 12.13.1.3) running on Windows 10 to manage my music library. I use AirPlay to stream music from that Windows machine to my Apple TV, which is connected to my home entertainment ...
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MacBook Pro doesn’t boot

I followed this tutorial to install Windows 10 on external drive. I followed it until step 7, then I quit and restart the MacBook but now it doesn’t boot in macOS. I disconnected the external drive ...
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MAC to PC direct ethernet connection not working

I am in the stage of testing a 10-gigabit network speed between my Mac Studio, equipped with a 10-gigabit Ethernet port, and my PC functioning as a NAS, which also has a 10-gigabit Ethernet card. ...
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TPM 2.0 on a MacBook Pro with Windows

I have a 2018/2019 (sometime around there) 15" MacBook Pro, and installed Windows 10 through a USB, making it a solely Windows machine with Bootcamp support software. I'm wondering how I can ...
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How to make MBP bootcamp boot faster

I had a mid 2012 MBP not doing anything and decided to install Win 10 on it. I didn't do a dual boot setup. I replaced the drive which had macOS on it with a spare and installed Windows using the ...
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Making a second Windows installation on macOS Catalina

I am trying to get a second Windows installation. I want this one to be unable to access the first Windows. I have looked at some threads but I can not understand what I need to do as they are all ...
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Automate a way to change or toggle a keyboard shortcut with either Automator or Applescript

I'm remoting into my Windows box and would like to be able to change the shortcut for Mission Control on the fly. Like a toggle switch. Specifically the move left a space and move right a space. I ...
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Magic Keyboard FN Keys on Windows 11

Any way to get FN/media keys to work? I have an A2450 Magic Keyboard 2. Tried some older bootcamp drivers but it doesn't seem to work. Tried brigadier and .inf drivers from here. Opening .inf in ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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Is it possible to partition a new MacBook Pro (November 2023, 16 inch) for windows?

I understand that I cannot use Bootcamp since the laptop is running on Apple Silicon. However I would like to avoid using a virtual machine or emulator. Is it possible to use disk utility to set up a ...
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Big Sur - How can I increase Bootcamp's partition size? [duplicate]

I installed Boot Camp last month on my Mac (Big Sur/macOS 11.7.10) so I could run Windows 10. I created a partition of a modest size, assuming that it would be adequate. I've since realized that that ...
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How to install Windows 7 (and beyond) onto a mid-2010 Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard without Boot Camp or an optical (DVD) drive

This problem is very similar to How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? - Ask Different, with the following ...
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How to install 2nd Windows 10 on a 3rd partition? - MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch i7 Laptop

Hardware: MacBook Pro Late 2019, 16-inch i7; 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD , AMD Radeon 5300M Current OS: Monterey 12.7.1, Windows 10 Build 1709 installed via Boot Camp Expected outcome: Triple Boot macOS, ...
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Move entire Notes.app database from iPhone to Windows PC?

I'd like to move the entire Notes.app database (all the notes, all the folders, all the file attachments inside the notes) from iPhone to Windows PC? I've scanned a lot of documents with my iPhone's ...
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I can't partition my hard disk in disk utility

After I deleted Windows from my Intel iMac (OS X 10.6.8) using The Boot Camp Assistant, I tried to install Windows 7 again, but when I reach the part of partitioning, the iMac got stuck and stopped ...
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64 bit Windows Vista on late 2008 aluminum MacBook without Bootcamp

I’m wondering if it’s possible to install 64 bit Windows Vista on the late 2008 aluminum MacBook without using Bootcamp. I’ve tried creating a Vista USB with Rufus on Windows using MBR, BIOS and NTFS ...
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Run Windows 11 under Linux on an iMac 2012

I am booting in Linux on an iMac 27" from 2012. I wanted to install Windows 11 in VirtualBox, but that does not work. I gave it 2 CPU's, 8 GB mem and 80 GB hdd space. In VirtualBox I get the ...
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Can I use Mac Studio to play fancy PC games?

Given a high-end Mac Studio, is it possible to play 'big' PC games? What is the appropriate way as of now (October 2023)? I've heard of Boot Camp long ago, but that doesn't sound neat to me. I used to ...
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iTunes will not reinstall

My (Win10) iTunes stopped working, so I uninstalled it (with a good uninstaller that clears all the debris), but it will not re-install. For iTunes Desktop the error message is "The installer has ...
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Issues trying to use TransMac to create bootable USB from Windows 10

I'm trying to follow the steps in this post: How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? Which ...
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iCloud Drive for Windows sync is slow. Can I manually copy files from a Mac?

I have an hybrid network with both Macs and PCs. I use iCloud as my main cloud storage, because my family smartphones are Apple's. Anyway, I'm always struggling with their Windows sync tool. It's ...
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On Intel era iMac can an Apple update to Mac OS break Boot Camp partiton? [closed]

Our scenario is we have Intel iMacs that were all configured to have Boot Camp/Windows partition. Those that have basically never booted into Boot Camp are fully updated to latest Apple security and ...
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macOS Sonoma: magnetic effect on windows has disappeared

I have noticed that the magnetic effect between windows in macOS Sonoma has disappeared. This was an easy way to precisely arrange windows and "glue" them together on the desktop. Does ...
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Install two Windows 10 partitions (Mac - Win1 - Win2)

I have a MacBook Retina with a 1 TB SSD. I started with a Mac (387 GB) and a Win partition (400 GB), but now I need to add a tiny extra Windows partition (175 GB) to run a specific software. What I’ve ...
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Preserve arrangement of Preview tabs and windows on restart

To keep organized, I generally open closely-related PDF files as tabs in the same Preview window, with a separate multi-tab window for each distinct subject (so about 4 or 5 windows, with 5 tabs open ...
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Windows 11 keeps redoing intallation steps on VMware

I have a Macbook pro 2019 with Intel core i7. I have successfully installed Linux using VMware. The location of that VM is on a LaCie hard drive. I'm now trying to install Windows 11. I have done it ...
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Triple booted macbook pro has 6 boot options instead of 3, how do I delete the rest?

After struggling with triple booting (Kali, windows & macOs) for sometime, I finally won. But now I have two problems I will start with what I think is an easy solve for those with much more ...
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Truly Windows keyboard behavior on a MacBook Pro

After almost 40 years of using Windows and various UNIX flavors, I finally landed a job in which my software development tool is a MacBook Pro. I am very impressed by the superb craftmanship of this ...
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Error 0x80070070 installing Windows 11 on BOOTCAMP [duplicate]

This error is reported several times but with no answer anywhere, such as here and there. I tried to install Windows 11 on a Macbook 2017 Retina using Boot Camp Assistant. The device had previously ...
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How to browse the iPhone HEIC images on Windows without the automatic conversion to JPG?

I am not sure whether it was always like it. If I plug in the iPhone, I can check for example: This PC\Apple iPhone\Internal Storage\DCIM\202308__ with all of the images of that month. But the HEIC ...
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Turn Safari Picture-in-Picture into a 'real' window?

When using Picture in Picture with Safari on the Mac, macOS pins the video player to the corners of the screen and only allows you to resize the window to a maximum of about 1/5 of the total size of ...
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I keep getting error 0xc8007000D On my Mac so i tried install windows by using cmd, but no results

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009) with macOS Mojave operating system. I want a dual boot with Windows 10 Pro. I am trying to install Windows directly on hardware, after using Unetbootin to make ...
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How do I prevent my other monitors from going black when I maximize a window?

I just upgraded my system to Ventura from Monterrey and I'm running into an annoying issue with how it handles multiple desktops. Whenever I maximize a window in one of my three monitors, the other ...
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iPhone: How to connect to Windows 10 to transfer photos/videos?

My uncle has: iPhone iOS Version: 16.5.1 (c) Model Name: iPhone X The device has a good amount of photos/videos stored. Question What is the best approach to transfer that data to a PC Desktop with ...
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Why do I have to retry copying many times and with many errors to move Gigabytes of image and video files from iPhone 7 to Windows PC?

Background I want to move all of my images and videos on the iPhone 7 to a disk, remove them from the iPhone and then make a therefore much smaller backup in order to switch to another iPhone since on ...
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Windows 11 update error with Boot Camp

The device is MacBookPro 14,3 (MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017). Windows 11 22H2 1702 is installed and running from a USB3 UASP disk without a problem otherwise. But I can't install any Windows updates, ...
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How to stop finder from expanding windows and covering folders on the left?

It didn't happen with older OS systems, but it does with my M1. If I show items as icons in the finder, sometimes the window will enlarge and expand horizontally, covering up the folders on the hard ...
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Selectively disable cmd+tab (while in Microsoft Remote Desktop)

Is there a way to selectively disable a global shortcut? I would like to use 'alt'+tab on my remote win machine to switch apps, but it seems to be always overridden by cmd+tab which I use to switch ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop <windows-ctrl> left and right arrow to select text by word still mapped to Mission Control

I'm using Catalina and Microsoft Remote Desktop to tunnel in my PC running Windows 10 Pro. I have a two monitor setup and I'm using both monitors on both systems. It works amazingly well for my ...
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When drag window between MacOS (Monterey) monitors, window is underneath

I am new to MacOS and this maybe standard behaviour when moving windows between monitors. I cannot drag maximised windows between monitors by left-clicking and dragging the window menu bar. I have to ...
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How to boot into Boot Camp Windows 10 recovery mode (MBP 2019 Intel)

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 Intel, running Catalina. I have Windows 10 installed with Boot Camp (using Boot Camp Assistant). Windows stopped booting (kept going into a loop, Windows 10 auto recovery ...
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Can the mapping of the function keys change on a per-app basis on windows [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a third party application or other automation that can remap the keyboard based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to ...
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How to copy files from iPhone to Windows PC?

First time iPhone user and this does not exactly seem like a straightforward process. I have a number of files on my iPhone that I'd like to copy over to my MS Windows PC. Most of them live in the ...
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"Not Enough Space" when trying to use bootcamp assistant - BUT I DO HAVE ENOUGH SPACE [duplicate]

I'm trying to partition my hard drive using boot camp assistant. I'm using a 32gb flashdrive, and I have a bit more than 180gb free on mac hard drive. I'm using Sierra 10.12.6. I'm not very computer ...
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Parallels with Windows 11 VM - map a network drive to a folder on a different Mac connected over Ethernet

I have Parallels 18 with a Windows 11 VM with the host on Apple Silicon. The VM runs normally. I am able to map network locations to drive letter for locations on the host machine. What I would like ...
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transfer folder structure from windows?

I have some files that are organized in many folders and a given hierarchy (of folders and subfolders) in a windows PC. Now I want to copy them to an ipad. Is there a way to do that? without having to ...
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