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Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [macos] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.

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How can I apply conditional formatting to rows that get added to a pivot table when new data is added? Specifically on MacOS

The question is simple, and has been solved in multiple posts such as this one for PCs. Unfortunately on a Mac, that setting does not appear when editing the conditional formatting. This is how it ...
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Google Drive on macOS claims it is syncing but not actually downloading

I am having an issue with the Google Drive desktop app on my MacBook Air M1 24GB laptop (with macOS Sonoma). When I save certain files to Google Drive it syncs the files but there is a little cloud ...
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Mac file com.apple.bluetooth.plist missing

I have an issue with my iMac not connecting to bluetooth or airdrop etc.hardware is turned off and I cannot turn it back on, all usual methods of forcing the Mac to update and replace missing files ...
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IP Conflict on mac vm guest

I have a host mac running Mac OS 14.4 (Sonoma). I am using VirtualBuddy to run the native VM capability, and a Guest instance of OS 14.0. I am having a IP conflict on ONE specific network... Starbucks....
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Why does incoming SSH on macOS stop working on Mac but is fixed temporarily by reboot?

I have a TP-Link router and have set up DDNS so that I can connect remotely to one particular computer (Mac mini (2014), macOS Monterey (12.6.8)) in my house, and this has worked great for many years. ...
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How to fix the keyNotFound(code: "BCLM") error?

When using the bclm command[1] to change the max charge setting for my M2 Mac's battery. I am suddenly getting the error: ❯ sudo bclm write 90 keyNotFound(code: "BCLM") bclm is installed ...
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Macbook Pro 2013 boot weird issue

My macbook doesn't want to boot properly - after I hit restart or turn off & on I see Apple logo appearing and I hear a chime, then progress bar appears and computer usually freezes for about 1 ...
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How Do I "Inject" or Install Grub 2 as the Bootloader (Preferably w/ a 3rd-Party GUI) of my Windows 11 USB Flashdrive Installer & Boot EFI Based Macs?

I need to have a Windows 11 or 10 USB Installer in a Flashdrive to be on the ready to fix any Windows installation on any computer (Mac or PC) and any EFI (old Macs use EFI) or UEFI (relatively new ...
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How to change the Apple Screen Time password on a Mac when I have forgotten the Screen Time password but have admin access?

I have admin access on my Mac and have forgotten the password for my Screen Time on my phone which is synced to my Mac. Is there a way to change the Screen Time password on my Mac with admin access ...
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Bootable External Drive Issue on Apple Silicon M2- Need Help Resolving

Note: It is working Fine on M1 machine. I've been encountering difficulties with my bootable external drive on my Apple Silicon Mac. I've tried creating the bootable drive using ASR, Carbon Copy ...
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Outlook for iOS Randomly Increase Email Font by 10x [migrated]

I have Outlook for iOS on a Mac. Whether I send or receive a message, or whether it is a new message or a reply, Outlook will increase the font of one sentence at random in the email. The increase is ...
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How to get an iPhone Restore from iTunes to work

I am running a Windows 11 installation on Parallels 17 on my Mac with OS 12.4. On this Windows I run iTunes and an installation of Outlook. I sync my phone via the USB cable. This is the only way I ...
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iMac mid 2011 Extremely slow after new SSD

I have put a few SSD's in this iMac and it has run really fast. I have an SSD and HDD installed, and I install the OS on the SSD. I recently replaced the 1TB SSD with a 2TB SSD for extra storage and ...
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Migrating from a 2TB MacBook Pro to a 500GB MacBook Air

We don't want to lose any of the files. My plan is: Buy an external 2TB SSD. Copy ~1.6TB of files from the old Mac onto the SSD. Use migration assistant to transfer the old Mac onto the new one, ...
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How to reposition window in SSH session? I am logging into a Linux machine from a Mac machine

I am using a Mac with XQuartz to display an X application running on a remote CentOS machine. I'm trying to reposition the window from the remote machine using my keyboard, as it opens in such a way ...
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textedit macos: after new line background color is not applied

In textEdit application in macbook ( Sonoma OS v.14.2.1), there is an ambiguity in display of background colour for same file formats rtf, rtfd. When i hit enter and move to new line, for some files ...
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Issues with my WiFi accessing just GitHub

This happened randomly but I can't get access to GitHub. I tried using the app on my phone and logging in through my browser, through my iPad, etc. Nothing works. I've tried pushing changes via ...
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Some apps on my Macbook Pro cannot be uninstalled

I just bought Macbook Pro 2019 16/256 and I've installed a bunch of apps in a few days then I've realized one app, "Google Keep notes and list", suddenly installed and I want to uninstall it ...
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Rescuing data from HFS+ backup?

I recently learned about the "pitfalls" of using HFS+ when backing up data. I backed up a Time Machine drive a couple of months ago. I just used rsync to do so. So now I have a copy of it on ...
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How to change mac OS behavior when closing windows (Mission Control)

I have realized the following annoying behavior from Mac OS. Suppose the following situation: Open app A on Desktop 1 (window A1) Move to Desktop 2 Open app B on Desktop 2 Open another window of app ...
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How can I sync the 'Downloads' folder with iCloud Drive on macOS without disrupting AirDrop functionality?

In macOS, files downloaded using Safari and Chrome are by default saved in the 'Downloads' directory located in the user's home folder. macOS also accepts files from AirDrop, which are also typically ...
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Kinesis freestyle 2: Keyboard shortcuts and side buttons (Undo, cut, copy, paste buttons) do not work on macbook

The Kinesis Freestyle 2 is great, but I cannot use the shortcuts to copy, paste, cut, and find things. when I connected the keyboard to my Mac, I did not do anything to program the keyboard. Am I ...
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Files Encrypted when transfered from Mac to windows

We discovered that files transferred from Macs to a Windows server are showing as encrypted. We no longer have some of the original Macs and when we try remove the encryption it says access denied. ...
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Mac's sudo not sanitize PATH from user's setting?

Mac's sudo behaviour is unlike everywhere else, of which just like observed in Passing PATH through sudo, sudo would flush PATH every time. However, I found in Mac, my PATH setting is carried into ...
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How are the photos in the “Photos” app organized on a macOS file system?

I want to access my photos library on my mac. Image files are stored here: /Users/me/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/originals The thing is, they appear to be organized by the first letter of ...
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Copy formula containing sheet reference to another sheet and keep relative value of sheets

I am using Excel for macOS (Version 16.8) and have a workbook that contains 12 worksheets - each is a month (January, February, etc), each contains details of income and expenditure for that month but ...
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How to calculate the combined current of all USB peripherals

I recently purchased a (non-powered) USB 3.0 data hub with four ports. When I had a cursory glance at the documentation that came with it, I saw it says connected devices should not exceed a combined ...
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Universal Audio Apollo Solo not working with MacOS Sonoma

I have recently purchased a Universal Audio Apollo Solo audio interface and want to use it with a Mac Pro 2019, running MacOS Sonoma. According to this article, the device should be compatible, but I ...
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Two separate menu issues with the MacBook Pro

I don't know if this has been asked before, but I am struggling with the issue of having two separate menus on Mac. It feels like there is a serious design flaw here. For instance, as you can see in ...
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Replacement Screen won't work

Recently I broke the screen on my 2020 MacBook Air A2337 and replaced it myself. The new screen appears to be entirely black but if you shine light on it you can see the faintest output. I figured the ...
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Mac does not handle multiple Bluetooth peripherals properly

I have a mysterious problem with Bluetooth peripherals on my Mac machine (MacBook Pro 2021 running Sonoma 14.2.1 (23C71)). I (usually) connect three devices via Bluetooth: Apple Magic Keyboard HP ...
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Can Windows machines wake as fast as Mac? [closed]

My wife is a Mac user and I am a Windows user. When my wife opens the lid of her 2017 Macbook, the computer is almost instantly awake and running, with everything useable on the desktop. Even at its ...
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TERM environment variable not set when running shell script using automator (MAC)

In using mac sonoma. I tried to run my shell script via Automator app. There's a 'diskutil umount' command in the script that will give me this error : TERM environment variable not set. Usage: ...
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Google Chrome shortcut all disabled?

I'm using a google chrome browser on a mac sonoma 14.1.2. Today, suddenly most keyboard shortcuts failed to work: I can't copy using cmd+c, nor paste (cmd+v) or find (cmd+f). Although cmd+left still ...
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VNC connections denied using built in screenshare on Mac

I'm hoping this is on topic here. I was tasked with getting a mac mini to be accessible remotely for file dumping. The general instructions for this are pretty straight forward. Go to settings, ...
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OS System deselects from active window/How do I tell which app stole my focus in OS?

When using and typing in Safari, email, messages, word, notes, WhatsApp etc the computer keeps unselecting the currently using app. I can't even remain in Split Screen Mode, cause it would auto ...
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How to change macOS keyboard shortcuts so I don’t need to press the function key in combo with F4 to bring up launchpad?

On my old MacBook Air 2012, F4 brings up Launchpad without pressing the fn key. On MacBook Air M2, F4 brings up Spotlight, which I've already accustomed to bring up by using Command+Space. I had to ...
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What's the meaning of these MAC addresses in macOS’s route table?

From netstat -nr I get this "crap": Destination Gateway Flags Netif Expire 192.168.2.12 dc:1b:a1:98:31:4f UHLWIi en0 1185 192.168.2.14 ...
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Cannot connect to a fresh brew install of mysql from a client on the same host

I just did a fresh install of mysql on a mac using brew. brew install mysql We've installed your MySQL database without a root password. To secure it run: mysql_secure_installation MySQL is configured ...
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macOS doesn't remember a network folder account

After updating my Mac Mini to Mac OS Sonoma, a network folder that i have been using for years (which i access via access via user-password) began to ask me for the account to access the network ...
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Strange zsh startup command with "uh oh" spam

I am currently on macOS Sonoma 14.2 (Beta) and have a MacBook Pro 2021 with an M1 Max. I genuinely have no idea where to start on this problem. Whenever I open up a Terminal, I get this weird spammy ...
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Making a Windows USB Boot Drive on Mac, can you select a partition Style?

I need to install Windows using my USB Stick. In Rufus, different partition types (UEFI with MBR, GPT etc.) are selectable. The problem is, I have only a Macbook and none of the soft, that I used, ...
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How do I control the volume with a non-Mac keyboard? [answer below] [duplicate]

Reposting How do I control the volume with a non-Mac keyboard? to answer since I don't have 10 reputation.
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Can't connect to a Debian on CHIP from Macbook

I've got a weird problem I have no idea how to fix. I have an old CHIP computer. It's a single board computer similar to Raspberry Pi. It runs on ARMv7 CPU and has RTL8723BS WiFi chip. Originally it ...
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MacOS switch back and forth between windows of the same app

In MacOS Ventura, how can I switch back and forth between windows of the same app? I want the same behavior that alt-tab provide instead of the "cycle" or "next window" behavior, ...
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Issues while trying to make an ISO from a DVD in macOS

I have already read most of the questions and answers relating to this issue, which is supposed to be simple, but I still can't do it. The unmount step goes ok: sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk4 ...
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OpenVPN through Tunnelblick - "Unrouteable TLS received" connecting to Riseup VPN

I'm trying to connect to RiseupVPN on my Macbook Pro M2 running macOS 14.1 Sonoma. I downloaded the branded BitmaskVPN client from them, and with 2 nondescript errors in the installation, I launched ...
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I'm trying to connect some macOS computers to a Windows Server file server but it gives me a connection error, what could it be happening?

I have a brand new Windows Server 2022 working as a file server, it works fine when I try to use the file server from Windows and Linux computers, but I'm having a problem with any macOS computer that ...
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Manually defragmenting a Mac? Strange phenomenon with CPU usage

Processes on Mac OSX getting 'stuck' and strange CPU usage describes the same phenomenon, but for writing. My question concerns reading. OS X version 10.8.5 I have about 30 million small files on my ...
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How do I cycle through Mac windows for a single application without repeating the most recent windows?

I have multiple windows open for TextEdit. Maybe 3 active projects with 3 or 4 windows per project. I cycle through a few times on a project's windows using CMD+`. Lets call them windows 1, 2, and 3 I ...
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