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Is it possible to drive a monitor from a hub? Yes. Thunderbolt hub options were slim to none for a long time, I'm seeing them come to market now though. Here's an example, not an endorsement: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-thunderbolt-hub The problem with a Thunder bolt hub is that until USB4 the operation of a USB-C hub was not defined. Someone ...


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This poses a more general question about USB-C: How can you control what direction power goes? Yes. Apple computers and devices have a kind of short memory on which direction the power flows. If you plug two Apple devices together with a USB-C cable and the power is flowing the "wrong" way then unplugging one device and plugging it back in will ...


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Same issue here, across a range of MacBooks (2017, 2020, 2021). The keyboard would intermittently skip keystrokes when the keyboard USB transceiver is connected via a USB hub (e.g. anker premium usb-c hub). It's not a complete solution, but the problem does not occur when the keyboard transceiver is connected directly to the MacBook (on older models pre usb-...


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There is no cheap and easy way to add USB-C ports to a computer that lacks PCIe slots. This is especially tricky if you want DisplayPort (DP) video to be retained on the USB-C port. I have heard of people using a Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) dock with a Thunderbolt 2 (TB2) adapter to get working USB-C ports. The connection to the computer is a combination TB2/DP ...


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Just in case I ever have to reinstall Mac OS X on the eMac, here's my question: if I plug a USB-to-FireWire adapter into one of the eMac's FireWire ports, and plug the USB optical drive into that, will the eMac be able to boot from said optical drive, or will I have to shell out for a FireWire optical drive? You will have to get a FireWire optical drive. ...


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Can I use a USB-C hub with a Type-A to Type-C adaptor to get HDMI from my Early 2015 MacBook Pro with no USB-C port? No. An adapter with a male USB-A jack to female USB-C receptacle violates the USB specification. These adapters have no defined function in the spec and so run the risk of doing nothing, doing what you want and expect, or doing damage to ...


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I agree with other answers that this will not work but for a different reason. A Thunderbolt adapter will not work because this is not a Thunderbolt device. This is a DisplayPort device. To get video to this display means using a DisplayPort cable. Because DisplayPort does not provide power to the device this display will not work with a mini-DP to USB-C ...


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Note: Installing Windows 10 on an external drive has answered several times here a Ask Different. Most notable with the question Is it possible to use Boot Camp with Windows 10 from an external HDD? Below is a specific answer to your question: Or maybe change the Windows USB drive to allow it to boot? To implement this solution, you will need to reinstall ...


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You can check the SMC version and other versions in the terminal. sudo powermetrics Output: Machine model: iMac11,3 SMC version: 2.41f2 EFI version: 429.1.0 OS version: 20D91 Boot arguments: Boot time: Sat Jun 5 14:44:10 2021


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See if EventScripts meets your needs. From its web page: EventScripts allows you to assign AppleScripts, shell scripts and Automator workflows to be run when certain events occur. Events watched include USB connections and volume mounts. I have only recently discovered this app and have not explored very far yet, so I would be interested in your comments. ...


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I have had a similar error on a brand new MBP and brand new USB stick where the newly formatted drive (fat32) would not auto mount. I had to mount the usb drive manually following the instructions below: create a volume dir: sudo mkdir /Volumes/usb find the disk where the usb is listed (in my case it was under /dev/disk2: diskutil list mount the volume: ...


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