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You can set NVRAM options from command line to boot into recovery: sudo nvram "recovery-boot-mode=unused" sudo reboot This will put your system into recovery mode. NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory) is a small amount of memory that holds certain settings and can be accessed at boot by the Mac's firmware.


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If you mean Target Display Mode, then no - that was a feature only available to a select few iMac models & now defunct. See Apple KB - Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode for details. It was essentially available on iMacs between 2009 & 2014.


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Whether it's 'worth it' will be up to you. You can get 16GB RAM in there & you can swap the HD to an SSD. The SSD will feel like day after night compared to an HD - especially as you're on an OS that is designed for SSD & almost forgets spinning rust ever played a part. You will be bound to 10.13 so you might not need more RAM unless you’re ...


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Actually that is, in most cases just fine. I've been restoring my user profile on an older Mac to a newer Mac since the Migration Assistant was available on OSX. And I always do what you just did, restore everything. That said, if you were having issues with your networking on the old Mac then it might carry over to the new Mac. But I have never seen ...


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I'm a big believer in having more RAM generally, but of course in many situations having more RAM isn't warranted. In your case, however, having more RAM is going to be useful because of the type of tasks you're using your iMac for. The key spec missing from your question, however, is the type of storage you have. If your iMac has one of the Fusion drives, ...


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chmod has an -R option to apply changes recursively to a whole directory tree but I strongly recommend to not use it for your scenario as you can break quite a lot of things by applying it in places where you shouldn't. Instead Log into your Mac as an administrative user and rerun JDisk. Not sure it will solve all your issues though as the tool seems to be ...


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The Fusion Drive is significantly slower than the SSD on a MacBook Air. There is a portion of SSD on the Fusion Drive, but after copying all of your files over from your old Mac, it will take the operating system quite a while to determine which are the files/programs you use the most in order to "optimize" (i.e. put on the SSD portion of the Fusion Drive). ...


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@Tetsujin earns the garland. The iMac's Safari had uBlock Origin 1.16.0 installed. When deactivated in Safari > Preferences > Extensions, Safari now loads the two problematic webpages correctly. I'll guess that one of uBlock's data streams (it was subscribed to several, in aid of my trying to block persistent cookie-approval popups) was changed sometime ...


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You could try http://dosdude1.com/mojave/, although I don't know if that would work in your configuration.


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Screen sharing https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh14066/mac or you could use a VNC solution. Have a look at Real VNC: https://www.realvnc.com/en/


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I would recommend OmniDiskSweeper or DaisyDisk as native Mac tools that can sort the entire volume by size, showing you what's using the space (and even delete it from within the app). Apart from large application support files like sample libraries for Garageband, Logic, etc; then content in the User domain is likely to be the only thing that you can ...


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You could use a USB video capture device to capture the video output from your Wii or Wii U. A device like this with support for macOS will show up in QuickTime, which you can switch into Full Screen, and could allow you to use your 27" iMac as a display.


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If anyone is wondering the answer to this… The actual panels are identical, but the connectors on the back of them are different. Also the display mounts on the actual display are different as well. So in conclusion, without some insane modifications, this cannot be done.


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Try sudo sysctl -w net.smb.fs.loglevel=255 and see what messages you get in the console window. See https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/4375/Troubleshooting-File-Sharing-Issues-with-With-Mac-OS-X-and-Windows.html for more info.


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Your APFS container is not the maximum size it can be. You can expand the container to all the available free space using diskutil apfs resizeContainer disk0s2 0


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As Tetsujin accurately states, you cannot use your MacBook Pro in Target Display Mode nor achieve the same result via a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable. However, there are other options you can investigate, but I have no personal experience with them. Two of these options are listed below: Air Display Mirroring360 In summary, they promise to ...


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Maxing out the RAM and replacing the HDD with an SSD will certainly bring improvements. According to EveryMac, it can run High Sierra 10.13.6. This may well be sufficient for web browsing and email. However, once the OS becomes a few years old, you will start to run into compatibility problems. Also, the Core 2 Duo is a very old CPU technology, and it may ...


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You’re more likely to benefit from extra RAM, and that model of iMac can take up to 16GB — 4GB is very low for modern MacOS versions. I am running a late 2009 i7 27” iMac, but I have 20GB of RAM and a hybrid drive in it.


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I just tried connecting a macOS 10.14.5 to RealVNC 6.4.1 on a Raspbian Buster. To make it work, I had to disable encryption and configure VNC password instead of (Interactive) UNIX password authentication. There is no clipboard or observation mode support and I wouldn't use it through a WAN because of the lack of encryption, but it works.


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