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Macbook pro 14" 2021 overexposing when brightness is low

I'm not really sure how this works with an XDR screen & I don't have one in the building to test - but, the youtube video is either in Rec709 or sRGB, both of which are 'non-HDR' formats. You're ...
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a single keyboard shortcut that toggles between 2 resolutions on MacOS 12.6

I finally figured it out: To have a single keyboard shortcut that toggles between 2 resolutions: Automator > File > New > Quick Action > Choose Search for "Run AppleScript" and ...
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Slow Keys at log-in screen means I can't access laptop!

I hope you all are doing well. I was also facing the same issue. Today when I turned on my MacBook pro M1 Chip It showed on the screen that the Sticky keys on, the slow keys on, and the mouse keys on. ...
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Macbook screen randomly becomes undimmed (Automatically Adjust Brightness is off)

its an apple bug/conflict. sometimes when my screen brightness is turned down, my screen will just randomly go full 100% brightness. (& the auto dimming is off, of course) also, i use an hdmi ...
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Does charging and CPU usage affect each other?

This question is impossible to answer in the general. There simply does not exist such general timings. Basically a battery has a certain capacity for charge - usually rated in "watt hours" (...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't

Are you using any graphic tablet with your Mac and, when this happens, is that graphic tablet connected to the system? It is mostly happening with Shift or Alt because the graphic driver uses this key ...
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App icons go missing on MacBook

Try this command in Terminal; it is working for me: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -...
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MacBook Pro mid-2015 2.8Ghz quad-core i7 GPU question

If you have the model number you can lookup the GPU technical specs at: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/index-macbookpro.html Without a model: How can the buyer / seller define what is ...
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Using Macbook's internal mic while closed?

All Apple Silicon-based Mac notebooks and Intel-based Mac notebooks with the Apple T2 Security Chip feature a hardware disconnect that disables the microphone whenever the lid is closed. (Apple ...
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Does using a lower power adapter to prevent fast charging (MBP M1) help preserve the battery?

I think you would need to discern between a theoretical and a practical "preservation of battery life". Would using a lower power adapter, which prevents Fast Charging, help preserve the ...
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MBP 2019 13Inch built-in-display not working

Likely, it could be the flex cable that connects the logic board to the display; there are known issues with this component. It could also be a faulty display panel or a failed graphics chip or mux ...
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Can you set brightness adjustment by increment as default behavior? (macOS 13 Ventura)

After searching around I discovered MonitorControl. It comes with a nice suite of features for controlling external monitors but it also has a way to let you adjust the macbook display by increments. ...
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"Slide to Type " like iOS floating keyboard in macOS?

There's similar, accessible from the Input Menu in the menu bar, once you enable that in System Prefs > Keyboard > Input Sources
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Best practices for setting up this Macbook for an employee?

Best practice depends a bit on what you need to manage. I would do nothing initially, don't bind, don't do things for people and then make notes what is needed in collaboration with the employee. Wipe ...
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Is is possible to hide the menu bar in full screen on only external monitors of a MacBook?

It's possible to change this setting per app. Not exactly what you're asking for, but maybe it helps. defaults write com.example.SomeApp AppleMenuBarVisibleInFullscreen -bool true To revert defaults ...
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Latency when switching between spaces

Been living (grumpily) with laggy switching between spaces for months and trying to find a solution. Lag was intrusive with 3-fingered swipe and also with Ctrl-Arrow. Stumbled across this solution ...
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Is it possible to use an apple 96W USB-C power adapter on an old MacBook Pro Retina 15" from mid 2014?

As far as I know, Apple sells only a USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable - not one for MagSafe 2. However, there are other companies who make and sell USB-C to MagSafe 2 adapters. Those would be third party ...
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Unable to open some Apps on M1- CPU consumptions are 100%

You have discovered that the problem does not appear in a new user account. Do NOT migrate to the new account; but go back to the old one, and fix it there. (After all, if it happens again, will you ...
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Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?

I have the dell laptop, what I did is alway pluged it into the power, what I end up with is an battery that last no more than 5 minutes without power plugged in So I think you should never charging ...
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Ventura hangs intermittently on external monitor clamshell mode

I have observed that my external monitor was connected via USB C and Display Port. For the past few days I have changed to HDMI and the problem does not seem to be happening, however my monitor ...
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How to digitize old cassette tape audio using the 1/8" headphone port on a 2021 MacBook Pro?

Headset jacks are mic level, mono. Your cassette deck will be outputting consumer line-level, stereo. These are basically incompatible, on several levels. You will need a line-level USB interface. To ...
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How to disable blurry font on macOS - ie. the anti-aliasing or smoothing

macOS is designed for use on 'hi-DPI' displays, with a high pixel density. It no longer supports "sub-pixel rendering", which is required to make text look sharp on lower-density displays. ...
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Switchback from Xubuntu to macOS

Yes, you can. Latest supported macOS version for this Mac is 10.15.7 (Catalina). You can follow this Apple webpage. You will need another Mac running macOS. Summary : download installer, create a ...
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Macbook Pro 2019 overheating with external monitor

In my case, the culprit was a mismatch between the frame rates of external and built-in displays (50 and 60 Hz, respectively). Setting the external display to 60 Hz in System Settings > Displays ...
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Allow in the Background Unrecognized Entry

I have seen references in post-Ventura updates to software that uses Application and Helper tools not having them registered using the proper application names, but using the developer name instead. ...
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Am I being monitored?

So this is super old but just in case someone comes across this. ViewBridge is a way for applications to display UI in separate memory space than the main app. This is how an app can ask for your ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I bought this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKWTXX9?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details and followed the instructions for install + the tips by Kelby Royal above, and can confirm it ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not charge USB devices when connected to M1 Mac

It seems, that macOS Ventura 13.0.1 fixed the issue. iPad is charging fine for me now.
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Throttle CPU to reduce fan usage on MBP

Apart from fiddling with tools that can change the fan speed (which can potentially be risky), you can also put to sleep some (but not all! 💣💥 ) of the CPU cores. First, find out how many CPU cores ...
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Which Type C to USB adapters work with Macbook Pro?

Get a USB-C hub that provides 2 or more USB-A ports -- as well as other things like Ethernet, HDMI, and SD-cards (though you have the last two built-in already.) There are plenty of hubs that ...
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MacBook 2014 thunderbolt 2

You may be able to find things on eBay like RAID enclosures for TB2, at a cheap price secondhand. You may need to replace the drives at some point, but that's what RAID is all about. The old Apple ...
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MacBook 2014 thunderbolt 2

Yes, there is use for Thunderbolt 2. Recall that Thunderbolt 2 supports throughput of 20Gps, which is 40x faster than the USB2 on your Macbook. USB3 can do similar, but in most cases does not. So, if ...
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MacBook 2014 thunderbolt 2

It is hard to find TB2 devices and adapters now, but there were USB adapters, Ethernet adapters and hubs.
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Best strategy to change SSD in old MBP

I would do the following: Swap the physical SSDs. Boot the working laptop (now with the 1TB) using Internet Recovery. Install macOS using migration assistant from the other laptop. You could use ...
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Cascade Thuderbolt (tb) 3 to tb2 daisychain and to USB-C

The Apple TB3-to-TB2 adapter only does conversion for the Thunderbolt protocol and nothing else, it will not pass through USB or DisplayPort. USB-C will allow for a number of protocols, including ...
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2018 Macbook pro Crashing/restarting frequently, help!

I was also having crashes (although I didn't see this particular panic) and it seems to be related to clamshell mode. Since I've started leaving my laptop cracked open even when using the external ...
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Headphones not detected when using an extension cord on Macbook Pro

Although the cable is not defective, I am going to return it and order a different one because the Macbook is unable to identify it, even though my 2019 android and another Windows device can. There ...
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Screen recording option is missing from Security&Privacy

What about a software that request this permission like Screegle (it is a screen sharing software)? Screenshot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wcHOEi5GgYrEwXngbOVwPKfieZXwbPHE/view?usp=share_link
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Is macbook pro 2019 worth it in 2022?

According to Microsoft, the retirement date for Windows 10 is Oct 14, 2025. This is less than 5 years away. A 2019 MacBook Pro i7 16" does not officially support Windows 11. Even though this Mac ...
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How to make my user login image different than my Apple ID image on my macbook?

You can avoid this behavior by disabling Contacts sync in the iCloud settings for the Apple ID on the computer. This is not ideal, since then your Contacts will no longer sync, but it does stop this ...
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Why does a resolution of 3008x1692 look clearer than each smaller until to 3840x2160?

Your monitor has a pixel density of 102 pixels per inch. MacOS is 'optimized' for Hi-DPI displays with densities of over 160ppi. (Retina displays are between 220 and 260ppi.) MacOS no longer includes '...
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Using europlug adapter from Mag Safe 2 with the usb-c charger (US version)

If you mean the actual interchangeable plug that connects to the 'brick: then yes, that will work with anything that it can physically connect to. There aren't different models of plug for all the ...
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Is it possible to replace Macbook Air 2017's SSD?

Yes. The 2017 MacBook Air's SSD is not soldered and is replaceable. It does however use a proprietary connector. You'll either have to get a compatible SSD from an Apple Service Provider, a 3rd party ...
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Use AirDrop between iPhone and older Macs (need "Don't see who you're looking for?" button on Mac)

Despite the fact that this is a 7 year old entry, there is a way, today, to create an Air Drop connection with your new iPhone (tested with a 12) and an old Mac (Mac Mini Late 2012). The key is the ...
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a single keyboard shortcut that toggles between 2 resolutions on MacOS 12.6

The command line utility screenresolution allows you to very easily change your display resolutions. In Terminal.app, I installed screenresolution using Homebrew with the command... brew install ...
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How can I change OS X Double-Click on Title Bar to be like Windows?

I found Spectacle to be a great free tool for a lot of things "window resizing" - works like magic! 👍
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Why does Mac running Ventura OS now insist on using FN key to deliver function keys?

System Settings | Keyboard | Keyboard Shortcuts | Function Keys provides a switch for what you need. This behaviour is not new to Ventura. It has been in macOS since dual use Fn keys first appeared.
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Can I run my Macbook Pro on an external battery?

You could consider deep cycle batteries (designed for leisure use, not starting cars) and a 12V or 24V inverter to produce the 230V AC or 110V AC. How much this will cost depends on several factors. ...
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Can I run my Macbook Pro on an external battery?

he says that there is a problem with the motherboard or something like that It sounds like the problem is the battery, not the logic board. It's probably worth taking note of exactly what the ...
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Mac Activation lock not able to enable

This is the official system requirements to enable activation lock: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208987#requirements. Based on your explanation above, you might want to check 2FA on your appleid

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