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The iMac is an all-in-one desktop sold by Apple.

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Using 2012 iMac as a monitor for 2020 M1 MacBook Air

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) and i want to use it as a second monitor for my new MacBook Air (M1, 2020). Is it possible without latency or any quality loss? If it is, what are the options ...
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IMac OS 10.14 Mojave

I have (I think) installed FFmpeg via Homebrew, by copy and pasting Homebrew’s single command line into Terminal. Ffmpeg seems to have installed OK but I can’t find where it is on the Mac. I use a ...
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what is the process name from google remote desktop under mac os

Since catalina on my Gf Imac is the google remote desktop only working sometimes - only help so far uninstall and reinstall - i am not living in this mac world - is anyone facing the same issue or can ...
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Connect 2015 macbook air to imac display

I'll be working from home so need a larger screen than on my 13" macbook air. I have an iMac 25" that i can use as the external display; it's useless as a desktop! The macbook has a ...
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iMac shuts off USB keyboard if it's plugged into a hub

I use 2 computers at home: One for work: Late 2013 27" iMac with macOS Catalina (Version 10.15.3) And one for personal use: Acer Aspire A515-51G laptop with Windows 10 (Version 1909) I don't have ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

I have a secondhand iMac machine which is currently doing nothing but booting into Recovery Mode at startup. I am attempting to perform a completely fresh/install of the Operating System to restore ...
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how to shut off display by shortcut key even if mouse is still moving and clicking

It looks like a stupid question but I really need this function. First I'm running windows on iMac so I don't have a physical screen power button. Second the mouse is being continuously operated by ...
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Up-cycling iMac Pro RAM

I have a bunch of iMac Pro RAM sticks (remnants of an upgrade) and I'm thinking of using them in other computers. What are my options? I tried looking for an answer but never got a definitive one. Are ...
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Can you programatically tell if the webcam is in use?

I'm trying to run some commands when I start and stop using the (built in) webcam on my 2015 iMac running Catalina. It sounds like historically lsof | grep "AppleCamera" would once tell me ...
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On Apple iMac Pro I have pressed Command-S but I have no idea what to do

I have an Apple iMac Pro that I was given by my neighbor. Her two daughters used it more but since have gotten tablets and time has passed as well as the master password from there thoughts and memory....
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Does Thermal Paste Function Deteriorate Over Time?

I received a iMac thats from 2011 and I am planning to refurbish it. It seems to work with an exception of that it shuts down due to overheating (too much dust and other stuff inside). I have ...
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How to use an iMac G3 as an external monitor?

I've read that the tray-loading iMac G3's CRT display is connected to the circuit board with a simple plug. Can I unplug the CRT from the computer part and use the iMac G3 as an external monitor? How ...
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iMac G4 won’t turn on

I’m attempting to repair and old 2003 17” iMac G4 that won’t power on. It’s completely dead, no startup sound, fans don’t spin, nothing. I’ve tried the following so far: Attempted PMU reset using the ...
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Cannot Install Chrome Because Resource is Busy

I have deleted chrome as it kept crashing. I downloaded a new copy of the program and tried to install. Each tie I get a message that says the disk image cannot be installed because the resource is ...
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iMac Finder Not Working

I am very new to all of this. Today I came across the issue of my Finder not responding. I was wondering why the finder was moving so slow, dragging and spinning the beachball for simple tasks such ...
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Target display mode on mid 2011 iMac

I have an old 21.5" iMac (mid 2011) sitting around that's running OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)¹. It is listed by apple as one of the machines supporting Target Display Mode through Thunderbolt. I also have a ...
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Automatic shutdown Mac, after 60 minutes of sleep

I would like to have my iMac (macOS 10.15.4) automatically shut down after a certain time in sleep mode. So the Mac will sleep for e.g. 60 minutes and then shutdown. If I haven't woken it up within an ...
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Inaccessible_boot_device installing Windows 10 in Thunderbolt m2 NVME drive on iMac

I am trying (for 3 days now) to install Windows 10 on a new Thunderbolt 3 NVME m2 drive. I already have a SATA SSD on a USB 3.0 enclosure, with Windows 10 OS running without any problem. So, the first ...
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How do I configure Windows 10 to ignore a certain amount of mouse movement whlie clicking?

When I click, the mouse often moves a certain distance at the same time, so Windows 10 doesn't recognise it as a click. How do I increase the threshold in pixels that the mouse can move between the ...
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reinstalling El Capitan

I wiped all info off my computer and now want to reinstall the operating system. It was on OS X El Capitan. Originally it was one of the 'leopards'. Yes, it's old but it works fine for kids and school ...
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Backupstrategy for Clients with different sector size

We currently have a problem with our backup strategy. We use iMacs with Bootcamp and Windows 10. We want to store the Windows backups centrally. The recovery process should be done via a recovery ...
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How to change Google chrome version?

I am using imac snow leopard 10.6.8 and for quite some time I was able to make mac believe Skype is of newer version to make it work. I am wondering is it possible to do that with Google Chrome? ...
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OS X Mavericks No disk to select

My 2013 iMac was working perfectly fine with MacOs Mojave, then I believe I made a big mistake, one time it wasn't printing after many attempts to print, I deleted printers so I could add them again ...
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Recover Data from old iMac Gen.2 HDD (Maxtor 6L040J2)

I want to access data of an old iMac Gen2 HDD (40 GB) using Ubuntu 16 and a IDE to SATA adapter (which seems to work: already recovered data of a hdd that didnt spin for 20 years. it sounded as if it ...
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hotkey to connect MacBook Air as second monitor

The hotkey (cmd + F2) works on the keyboard of iMac to connect iMac as second monitor for MacBook Air, but not otherwise round, on the keyboard for MacBook Air this hotkey does not work. Does anybody ...
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iMac 2010 i7 blowing fuses

My iMac keeps blowing the fuse in the power lead plug while it is asleep! I have replaced the lead, still blows fuse, I have tried another power outlet and I plugged the lead into a plug board guarded ...
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Can I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on iMac 11,2?

I have an iMac 11,2 mid-2010. Can I run macOS Mojave 10.13.6 because Apple released Xcode 10.2 and Swift 5 which requires macOS 10.13.6 Mojave? Currently I am on macOS High Sierra. Can I run macOS ...
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How to move iMac without powering it down?

Sometimes, I need to move my iMac to another room without shutting it down. To do that, I need to unplug it from the electrical outlet and then I need to plug it to the outlet in the next room. I've ...
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Trouble with outgoing SMTP from Spamhaus-blocked IP address

I cannot send emails using my Apple Mail client on my iMac. I get error messages saying that the SMTP server is not available. My ISP is Cox cable. The problem exists only on my iMac and goes away if ...
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Location for the key for degrees temperature

Where's the Degree key on the standard QWERTY English keyboard? I use a iMac using OS 10.14.2. I am looking for the key to describe a temperature such as 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Is it possible to have docker running inside of virtualbox on OSX host?

I am running windows server 2016 in virtual box for my testing needs Docker seems to allow running diff environments in containers, therefore Inside of my OSX 10.14.1 host can I run docker in windows ...
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Synology DSM 6.2 on DS418play: Synonet not waking 2017 iMac

I am trying to use the synonet command to wake a 2017 iMac running on the same local network prior to performing an rsync backup. I have configured the iMac to 'Wake for Network Access' in the Energy ...
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How to test an EMI Filter & Power Mains Lead using a multimeter

I'm currently trying to repair an iMac A1311 (Mid 2011). None of the diagnostic LEDs come on so I believe the problem is a power issue. Tech aside, how can I test that an EMI Filter & Power Mains ...
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iMac White screen, no chime, keyboard not connected

I had upgraded my iMac Late 2012 to SSD - Toshiba TR200. With a Windows installation usb I had to format the drive first then with macOS boot usb I had installed High Sierra by choosing APFS file ...
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iMac 2009 error when loading after upgrade to Samsung SSD

I have upgraded my iMac 2009 to a Samsung 500 SSD. When I boot up the iMac by either holding the Option key or Command+R, I get an image of what appears to be a phone with a toggle; no text:     ...
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How do I set up my topsites page on safari.

My topsites page got wiped out by another site trying to get into my computer. When I open Safari now all I get is "favorites" - I want "Topsites". What do I have to do to reinstall?
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Why are my macOS system files huge? (Over 400gb)

My iMac has roughly 780gb in total and is running out of space (1TB partitioned for Windows using Bootcamp). I saw in 'About This Mac' that my system files are taking up 421gb while my actual ...
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Can a new iMac be set up to run an earlier version of the Mac OS X?

I am in a situation where I need to get a peripheral Mac device. The Mac OS is only useful to me up to 10.9, which was shipped in the late 2013 models. However, for as much as it will cost to get an ...
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Displays the list of groups for a login using command-line in iMac

How to display the list of groups for which login, contained in the environment variable FT_USER, is a member (separated by commas without spaces) using Unix command line in iMac. Example: ...
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Disable second monitor iMac Pro

I'm currently using an iMac Pro and LG Ultrafine 5k display. I would like to temporarily disable/shut off the second monitor. I tried using the "DisableMonitor app" and "SwitchResX", but when I tried ...
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Can I restore iMac's OS10.12 with DVD from Windows 7 computer?

Bought used July 2010 iMac 27 with OS 10.12, no restoration disc. Ran ok for a couple weeks, but now it powers off halfway through startup. Can I download OS 10.12 to DVD on my Windows 7 PC to boot ...
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is this iMac RAM compatible with my T530 Lenovo Lunchbox?

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM on my laptop from 8gb to 16gb. It seems that 8gb just doesn't cut it any more and I often find my RAM usage maxed out just by having a couple of tabs open on Firefox and ...
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How can I restore a completely messed up IMac

I know this question was asked quite a lot, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I've got an IMac on which I tried to install Windows 7, it kind of worked but it seems like I formatted the ...
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Ethernet connectivity doesn't happen automatically; only after restarting the router

When I'm at home I use two general-use computers: a desktop (iMac manufactured Late 2013 running macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6) and a laptop (MacBook Pro manufactured mid-2012 running the same OS as the ...
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Command Key Doesn't Select Multiple Non-consecutive Sections of Text

The normal behavior of using the Command key and the mouse to select multiple, non-consecutive sections of text has stopped working. I am working in a normal Word document, in the print view. ...
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iMac won't let me output 2560x1440 to a monitor

I brought a new monitor with identical res to iMac (2560x1440) so I could use dual monitors without the windows changing size as they are dragged from screen to screen. I plugged monitor in (with hdmi)...
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Imported images to Photo turn grey/gray after loading

Importing combined jpeg /raw images from my Panasonic GX7 to my iMac using Photo seemed at first to be going well but then the full images started being covered over by grey/gray rectangles of ...
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Is my IMac dead?

My Imac stalls when starting up with the progress bar not progressing beyond halfway. I've searched around and tried everything I've been able to find... I've started in safe mode - and it's weird. ...
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USB data destroyed after trying to access it on iMac

I have to use an iMac at my new job. I backed up all my files from my last job on a USB drive that was perfectly working on Windows. I made the mistake to trusting that my information would be safe ...
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Use a Mid-2010 21" iMac as a monitor for a Windows PC with MiniDP port

I've got an old iMac (mid-2010 model) but I don't want to use it directly. I appreciate its display and audio so it sounds good if it can be turned into a simple monitor. My primary Windows 10 PC is ...

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