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MacBook Pro Late 2011 worth upgrading? [closed]

I recently bought an MacBook Pro Late 2011 with an i7 2.2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. I wanted to get started in some mobile development and learn how to work with macOS. So this was a good offer online. ...
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How to install macOS Catalina on a 2013 iMac in VirtualBox?

I own a 21.5-inch, late 2013 iMac (with a couple hardware upgrades, namely RAM and hard drive) running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (this is the latest macOS compatible with my specs). I'd like to run macOS ...
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Why did my USB-C monitor stop working even though I didn't change anything?

I have a MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports (it's the generation that has the Touch Bar nobody likes). I have a Dell USB-C monitor. I have used the two for months together and had no problems. Then a few ...
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how to use WhatsApp on Sonoma 14.5 without a mobile device [closed]

I have no mobile device and so, while I can DL and open WhatsApp onto my laptop, I can't verify my account. I may have asked in the wrong section of StackExchange, but I didn't know else to ask this ...
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How to prevent Macbook from bluetooth reconnecting to lost connections?

I have an Macbook Pro mid-2017 and a pair of Bluetooth ear-buds. When I turn bluetooth off and on again on the Macbook, the ear-buds do not reconnect automatically, but when I just put the ear-buds in ...
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How to prevent a Bluetooth keyboard from auto-sleeping on Mac?

I use a Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to multiple devices and it is pretty decent, but its auto-sleep (power saving) function drives me crazy, especially when I'm on a call and stop typing for a ...
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macbook runs something when closed

Macbook Pro, 2019, macOS Monterey. When done, I usually close my macbook and we both go to sleep. Recently I noticed that something is running on the closed macbook, heating it and draining the ...
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Charging Macbook Air With 5V 2.4A Power Bank

I recently bought a X-Dragon 500,000mAH Solar Charger (Input: 5V 2A, Output: 5V 2.4A) for me to use on camping trips. I plug it in via the USB-C cable and nothing seems to happen. Is there hardware ...
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Escape and Fn keys not working on 2017 MacBook Pro with touch bar

The escape key on the touch bar of my 2017 MacBook Pro stops working periodically. F1 - F12 which seem messed up too but escape is what I originally noticed. They even light up when I press them but ...
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Google Chrome Triggers Microphone Alert

For some reason, Google Chrome is triggering the microphone alert even if I have no extensions installed and I am on the start up screen. Crazier still, this notification persist even after I quit ...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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Remapping a specific key in a specific input layout only

I have a MacBook with a physical EN-US keyboard that I use with EN-US and TR-Q input layouts daily. I'm quite shocked that there is no way to input a quotation mark " using just a regular ...
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MacOs: Prevent Apple Music from launching when clicking AirPods Pro

I love that my AirPods Pro seamlessly switches between devices. It's not perfect, but it gets it right probably 85% of the time, which is good enough. The problem is that sometimes it thinks I want to ...
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How to remap a single key?

I have a broken key on my Mac's keyboard and I need to remap it to some other key, by double press. Temporarily. It's not a special but an alphabet letter one. I want to remap it this way: "f&...
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How to identified installed software on MacBook?

While checking the System report on my MacBook Pro (Sonoma 14.5), I found an installed third-party software under Software > Installations with Chinese characters (see attachment) that I do not ...
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Apple Watch Series 9 cannot use precision finding to locate an AirTag

I have some AirTags and an iPhone 11, all of which use Ultra-Wideband 1. With my iPhone, I can find the AirTags, but not with the Apple Watch. So, I wanted to know if the fact that the Series 9 has ...
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sstp vpn on MacOS Sonoma - could not complete write of frame, could not forward packet to pppd

I'm a little green in this type of things, but I was trying to connect vpn through home-brew to my University vpn, because they state it's the only option on Mac. I use this command: sudo /opt/...
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Add an account to “Internet Accounts” that require a Yubikey

When adding a new "Internet Account" for a "Microsoft Exchange" work email I need to use a MFA Yubikey. The current configuration doesn't allow using from an embedded browser, is ...
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Is it possible to install Windows natively on an Intel Mac that has no OS and only external storage?

I've got an old mid-2013 MacBook Air (A1465 EMC 2631) that's has no internal storage. Only external HD/SSD via USB. I have an M1 MacBook Air with macOS Sonoma to assist in this effort. I used the old ...
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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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Can I use non-apple headphones with an iPhone?

Is it okay to connect non-Apple headphones to an iPhone (a 5s, in this case) or do I need to use apple branded or authorized headphones for some reason?
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Difference between two quite-similar Terminal commands

I have a script that I run as part of my development (it's the activation script for a Python venv environment). The way the documentation suggests that we run it is by going to the folder containing ...
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Can I put multiple, bootable MacOS installations on the same USB?

Back in the halcyon days of OS X 10.4 through 10.10, I used to have a USB stick that had several partitions each with a different version of OS X. I could plug in the USB stick and option-boot, and ...
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Yet another issue with a homebrew update => python upgrade => "No module named 'praw'" (missing site-packages)

Sorry for the repeat, if any, but this is driving me nuts. I ran through a few upgrades of homebrew, in the past, and all python scripts I used to use were running fine, post python updates, meaning ...
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Command + Backtick broken on macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and 10.12.4

In OS X 10.10, Cmd+` worked flawlessly. Now it's intermittent at best. I haven't changed my workflow or anything--but now the shortcut fails. If I go into keyboard settings and change the shortcut ...
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Accessibility options for both external monitors extended via displaylink manager on MacBook Pro M1

I am using a MacBook Pro M1 2019 with a Dell D6000 docking station. I have two monitors plugged in to the docking station and use DisplayLink Manager to "extend" one monitor, i.e. the two ...
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How to find what app is preventing screensaver from starting (Sonoma)?

macOS Sonoma 14.5 — M3 Max MacBook Pro. Since a couple of days I have been noticing that the screensaver was not kicking in at the specified interval (2 minutes). How can I find what app is causing ...
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sysdiagnose won’t work on iPhone but has haptic feedback

I am trying to get sysdiagnose data on iPhone. After many tries and waiting, nothing is appearing inside Analytics & Improvements -> Analytics Data. I have followed these guides: Sysdiagnose (...
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Develop spelling dictionary and grammar support in macOS for unsupported languages

I'm coming from Windows and Linux world, so don't be too harsh :-) Is it possible to develop a spelling dictionary and grammar support for unsupported languages? Is there any documentation available? ...
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CarPlay starts playing music after activating Siri even if no music was playing before

This issue has been driving me nuts: if I listen to music or a podcast, pause it, and then activate Siri using “Hey Siri,” the moment the Siri interaction ends it resumes playing the music/podcast, ...
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Unable to remove ghost tags on files

System: macOS 11.6.1, MBP 2019 16in I am having a persistent issue with certain tags. I have a tag, call it "post", that I use as a toggle. I set it on files that I need to find to upload to ...
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error using tty.usbserial-xxxx: could not open, resource busy

Since one year I'm using a MacBook Pro 13 upgraded to Catalina in October. I use the Mac to program same embedded module via RS232 (different adapters with different chips, e.g. FTDI) and it is still ...
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Force uninstall a cask with even more force than "normal extra force"

I'm trying to uninstall Autodesk Fusion 360 so I can reinstall cleanly. I have casks installed for both the old & new names of the cask: (base) [Wrench:~] % brew list | grep autodesk autodesk-...
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My iPhone briefly pauses my music when I plug it in, unplug it, place it on or remove it from a charger. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I place my iPhone on a wireless charger, plug it in, unplug it, or take it off a wireless charger, my music or other media pauses for 1 to 2 seconds. When this issue first appears, it ...
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How to open the Apple URL protocol x-man-page:// in iTerm and not Terminal (default)

Apple has some custom URLs defined and one of them is x-man-page. If you open a particular man page with it, it displays it in a nice yellow window (a provided profile for Terminal) with black text. ...
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iPhone tethering unsuccessful from “Self-assigned IP”

Something broke with my hotspot tethering from my iPhone. The internet is never successfully handed off despite the devices being connected and tethered to each other. Something feels like it broke as ...
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"error -5014" when mounting a SMB network volume

When I mount a remote SMB volume with macOS's file sharing feature like as: osascript -e 'mount volume "smb://USER@MACOS_SERVER/VOLNAME" but it fails with Error -5014. What I tried were: ...
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Should I erase the disk after cancelling mac os installation?

I have cancelled the mac installation due to pkdownload error 8, which I look up on google and found out that this error due to my unstable internet connection. So I was wondering should I erase the ...
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How to control order of startup items for users at login?

I have seen a few applications with mixed reviews that will allow a user to change the order of startup items. I would simply prefer the "bare metal" method and stick to using the shell or the Open ...
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udemy videos show up as a black window/region in screenshots

To avoid the udemy-black-screen, the recommendations I have seen are to disable Hardware Acceleration. But it is hard-coded to Enabled from Catalina onwards Is there any way to capture the (paused) ...
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Since I upgraded my MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) to Catalina, I am getting this error; fans are getting crazy

#1 System log results among others: 22 Feb 2024, 4:59:00 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: Failed to bootstrap path: path = /usr/libexec/remindd, error = 108: Invalid path Any idea what this error means? ...
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Can Bash case-insensitive matching for executables in $PATH be disabled?

Today I typed Grep by mistake in my Terminal and to my surprise, the /bin/grep command was executed anyway. I do NOT want this behavior. But, it seems it's not possible to disable it. I'm currently ...
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Do music playlists do live updating on iOS 13

I have 3 playlists synced to my iPhone: The two regular playlists (as matches for the rules in this photo), as well as the smart playlist created by the rules in the photo. In other words, the smart ...
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Can InDesign CS6 and CC run well on Mojave 10.14.5?

I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.5 for work. My primary work app has been InDesign CS6, but a decision was made recently for everyone to switch over to InDesign CC. Does anyone know if it'...
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How to export edited pictures from 'Photos" app with Applescript while preserving the image metadata?

I have written long ago an Applescript script that exports pictures selected in Apple Photos app with various basic options, such as adding borders, adjusting size, tuning for Web publishing, etc, and ...
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After Mac OS Montery(12.0.1) update, my VirtualBox will not start and give NS_ERROR_FAILURE

Error: The virtual machine 'BASE' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap Interface: IMachine {...
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MacBook Pro M1 screen replacment black

I had broken my MacBook Pro M1 (A2338) screen some time ago. Now finally I got around to replacing it. Got a "suposedly" working screen from a doner machine. Once I replaced it the new ...
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Location of installed with homebrew postgresql data directory on MacOS Sonoma [duplicate]

Everywhere on the internet, it says /usr/local/var/postgres. But it is not the case on my Mac.
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Manual APFS repair

After reinstalling Ubuntu on a secondary partition macOS started to boot slower than usual. I tried to check the main APFS volume and encountered some errors. FSCK_APFS was unable to recover this ...
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Can I somehow restrict command+tab to hide apps without document windows open from macOS?

On MacOS, closing the last window of an app does not close that app. (To speed up opening a new window later, I assume.) Motivation Let's look at 2 common activities: A) opening a document/file that ...

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