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I found that Bluetooth actually works for all devices but for the audio ones. Rebooting the Bluetooth module didn't do anything, but killing coreaudiod solved my problem for good. sudo kill -9 `ps ax | grep 'coreaudiod' | grep -v grep | awk '{print $1}'`


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The issue is that it starts to charge for like 1 second, disconnects for 5 seconds, and then loops like that. Dirt or another containment in the port isn't going to cause a loop that cycles in a regular intervals. When you connect an iPhone to a MacBook, there is a charging negotiation - normally, the USB spec is for 5V @ .5A, but the MacBook can "...


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The problem was: I had created an “Aggregate Device” in Audio MIDI Setup which included the AirPods as one of the in channels. By using the AirPods mic this way, it forced the AirPods to use the SBC codec for its Bluetooth audio communication (which you can verify by option-clicking the Bluetooth menu and hovering over your AirPods device, and it will show ...


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In Safari -> Preferences... -> General set "Homepage" as history:// and "New tabs open with" as Homepage.


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I am on Pages 10.1 and no longer have access to anything that still has v8.1. This means the precise instructions might be a little different, but Pages 8.1 does support these features (even if the menus or wording might be a little different). Pages has a two major modes of operation. Word Processing mode: This is the default mode for most documents. In ...


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Restarting SMC chipset helped fixing it. Shut down Mac Hold. CTRL+OPTION+SHIFT+POWER button for 10 seconds Start mac


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Building on M K's answer, the following script won't stop the first time it hits a file which can't be found: tell application "iTunes" repeat with aTrack in selection try refresh aTrack end try end repeat end tell Verified in iTunes 12.9.5.5


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Software - You need to get an old OS X install CD, boot from it, and install. Depends a little on the specific Mac you have, but you can check sites like eBay. You can find more info on sites like: https://lowendmac.com/ To open the CD tray - hold the left mouse button on boot - it should pop open for you. Shoehorning RAM into a slot doesn't sound healthy. ...


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I've once set up an IPSec based VPN server using Openswan which allowed me to use the built-in IPSec support of both macOS and iOS very easily. Here's an installation guide that should meet your requirements.


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It is perfectly safe to delete unwanted macOS Installers - simply drag them to the trash [& empty it to recover the disk space], nothing further required. You can always get them again if you need them. Ordinarily, after a successful upgrade, the system would delete them itself.


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It is totally ok to delete them if you have already upgraded.


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Having switched the installations grub to EFI and having shrunk the EXT4 partition by 200 mb, creating a fat 32 partition and naming it EFI, the message does not show up anymore. Additionally, the Nvidia driver works as well in EFI mode. I would not expect though that any of the non bios version drivers would work. 340 is the one marked "bios".


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You have a hardware issue. And, unfortunately, it's a logic board problem. The power rail not may not be delivering enough current to the USB bus The USB controller for that side may be malfunctioning The circuitry that connects the controller to the port may be problematic. Unfortunately, without putting hands on with proper diagnostic gear it's ...


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Two notable differences between 'old' Rosetta and 'new' Rosetta are: Rosetta 2 will 'pre-compile' its translation before the app is launched. The old Rosetta would 'translate' PPC code to Intel anew each time the app was executed. PPC CPUs were 'Big-endian' (the order in which multi-byte words were stored), whereas Intel and ARM chips are both 'little-...


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I found the solution here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remap-macs-function-keys-anything-want/ /10char


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I would start first opening this link in safari. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208969 Don’t take the bait in step 4 trying to get you Catalina, You want this next link first... https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?ls=1&mt=12 While it’s downloading check your backup is solid. The upgrade and updates don’t intentionally ...


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This is technically called a 'kernel panic'. If you want to try a few easy things, follow the instructions on this apple support page regarding this error: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200553 Basically install any OS updates available, install software updates for other apps and drivers, reboot in safe mode, reset NVRAM, disconnect all the external ...


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This is now supported in modern builds of Firefox (appears to be implemented since version 70). However, it is not enabled by default. Go into about:config and set full-screen-api.macos-native-full-screen to true.


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Apple covers the basics in troubleshooting internet connections. Solve internet connection problems on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/solve-internet-connection-problems-on-mac-mh11395/mac This is a nice resource since it is specific to several versions of macOS and if it’s too technical, you can refine your problem by working through it and ...


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You might be able to use an external monitor. The screen on my 2015 MacBook Pro stopped working and I've been using the laptop exclusively via an external Apple Cinema Display for nearly 2 years. In my case, the computer still thinks the original display is working so I do things like use the mirroring option in System Preferences when items are off-screen. ...


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Your best option is to boot the old mac into Target Disk Mode, which turns the whole thing into an external drive for the new Mac. Connect the two together using a Thunderbolt 3 cable (it may need to be a "Thunderbolt 3 cable", rather than just a USB C one). Then boot the old Mac while holding down T. You can then run Migration Assistant, which ...


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A triple-click on the power button will show the accessibility shortcuts window. In macOS Catalina, you can disable this in System Preferences → Accessibility → Shortcut (at the bottom of the sidebar list) by disabling all the checkboxes in the list. Prior to macOS Catalina it is not possible to disable this action.


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This could be due to the files still being kept in APFS snapshots created by Time Machine, so you could try running the following in Terminal to clear some of them: tmutil thinlocalsnapshots / 1000000000 1 The documentation for “tmutil” can be read using the command “man tmutil”, it says: thinlocalsnapshots mount_point [purge_amount] [urgency] ...


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An article on Forbes.com was talking about Apple warning against the use of camera covers. About halfway through the article, it mentions that the light "is wired in series with the camera".


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Another source, this time directly from Apple, suggests that it is not possible to enable the camera without turning the indicator on. The quote (emphasis mine): We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information. Our products and features include innovative privacy technologies and techniques designed to minimize ...


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Problem: Another common reason for this is being password protected. Solution: You can remove the password if you allowed using a free tool like Smallpdf


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Even if your Macbook isn't drawing power from a battery, the battery itself is chemical in nature and, like all batteries, subject to "self-discharge". The only time this is an issue is when it's "elevated self-discharge." So your Macbook needn't be powered-on therefore to suffer some degree of battery drain. So battery drain in a ...


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I recommend Rouge Amoebas Audio Hijack. What you are looking for is actually a low pass filter. Low frequencies should pass it, high frequencies should be attenuated. Audio Hijack is a high-quality macOS audio tool, which offers not only audio manipulation via an equalizer, but also a dedicated low pass filter. Start Audio Hijack, add a New Session and ...


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There is a 3rd party app called Bluetoggle that lets you set up a hotkey to toggle Bluetooth on and off. Maybe this will enable you to turn it off. The app has a free trial period and if it works you can purchase for $3.00. There is also a way to turn it off from the command line. Open terminal or iTerm and at the command line type blueutil -p 0 This will ...


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Have you tried "Turn off Bluetooth" using Siri? I'm not suggesting it will work given the weird behavior you're experiencing, just that it might be worth a try. Maybe her response will provide a hint? Good luck.


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As a test, I exported six photos as JPG files from Photos, on macOS High Sierra, into a new folder. Then in Terminal I change directory to the new folder containing the exported photos and ran the following command to change both the create and modify date/time from the EXIF info: for f in *; do SetFile -d "$(exiftool -p '$CreateDate' -d '%m/%d/%Y %T' &...


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You should be able to install to an external drive. There are two popular methods to install Ubuntu on your Mac's external drive. The first one is to use default Ubuntu installer option where you use the entire drive. This method does not use rEFInd, unetbootin or the ubiquity -b option. Basically, you use the Mac Startup Manager, Etcher, and Grub. The ...


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I encountered the same problem and found a solution that worked for me. I created a Sparse Image called Backup. On a hard drive directory, file ownership was preserved during the rsync backup but not on the backup image. 1. Ownership of the Destination I noticed that the ownership of the backup image was the current user (me) and I changed to something like ...


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