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Many of us have difficulties with aspects of UI design, both in hardware and software. Look past the frustration and think around the problem. A simple fix for me was to attach an external keyboard, wired at first, but then wireless using a Matias 101-key keyboard with the number pad on the right, a design I've been using since the DEC VT220 terminal ...


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Disabling the fans is not recommended but appears possible through the software below: smc-command This tool will allow you to write values to the SMC which could irreversably damage your computer. ... This program will allow you to read and write values to the SMC using the AppleSMC kernel extension. The purpose of this is to show how ...


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I would hate to just say - Sell it, take satisfaction that you learned from the mistake in time and money you spent, find a machine or tool that doesn't irritate / ruin the experience of the things you care about. The first draft of your question shows you aren't new to using tech, have very reasonable expectations and very specific complaints about track ...


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Quoting from your comment to @IconDaemon's answer: This answer suggests adding a usable keyboard and a usable touchpad. Oh, my aching back! I want those capabilities built-in to my luggable-around laptop, in the form of a usable UX You can consider getting a recently introduced (released November 13) 16" MacBook Pro (or at least give it a try in one of ...


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Apple has an excellent process to triage macs that don’t boot all the way. If you hold the option key or boot to internet recovery, you should see things on the screen even if there is no drive present, no OS present so you can know you need a repair if you can’t even see internet recovery like here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204156 In the end, you ...


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The website ifixit.com has repair guides for many Apple computers, including the from-mid-2012 A1266 MacBook Air. One of the entries for this MacBook Air is Replace Trackpad. Step 10 contains this picture, showing the screw in question highlighted. Here's a screenshot: The instruction text says it is a 1.4mm T5 Torx set screw.


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The simplest method (assuming you have or can borrow/rent one) is plug in an external monitor. That may not be possible or practical but it has to be said... The problem here is knowing if the Mac is on or off. You can check in a darkened room to see if you see ANY light change (keyboard, display) when hitting the power button. Also in a quiet room listen ...


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Yes, go to preferences under the iTerm menu item. When the panel opens, select the Profiles option at the top of the panel. Once that opens, click on the Hotkey Window option, and then click the window tab near the top right. In that window you can define the window size or on the right select instead of Normal, Full Screen. See the image below.


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https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT201295 says the SMC covers Mac .. Responding to the display lid opening and closing on Mac notebooks You can try resetting the SMC. Try this first: Choose Apple menu > Shut Down and wait for your Mac to shut down. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Release the power button, then wait a few ...


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No, not directly. Catalina won’t have the drivers needed to operate the older CPU and GPU so you would need to heavily modify that OS to have it run on old gear. Specifically you lack a Metal compatible GPU so Mojave and Catalina are going to need modifications or emulation to run: https://developer.apple.com/metal/ How critical are macOS Mojave ...


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If you go to the Mac App Store and try to install the iWork apps, it should offer you the appropriate versions. Pages Numbers Keynote Are you looking for the older version of iWork before the Mac App Store? I think it was iWork '09? I’m not sure that is still available. This article from December 2014 might help: How To Get iWork Apps On OS X Yosemite ...


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Yes, it fits perfectly! I checked today with a new MacBook Pro 16" and the distance between the two USB-C ports is the same.


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I still have the same issue on a macbook pro 15' 2018. Unplugging and plugging again the screens helps without having to restart the whole thing... except that all open windows jump to the main screen.


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I had this issue for years and could not find the line break equivalent in Mac Excel, and now what I do is: 1.I insert an empty column next to the column with line break issue then add the following command =clean(Cell number) *cell number will be the first row of the column with line break issue. 2.Then grab the bottom right corner and drag the function ...


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