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Linux on external hd with Mac - Device for boot loader installation

I have a Macbook Pro 2019 and I want to use Linux Ubuntu with it. My idea is to install Linux into a external HD and plug via USB whenever I want to use Linux. I was wondering if I select "Device ...
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Remap MX Keys Right Option/Control to Right Command on Mac

I have a Macbook Pro M1 and use Polish layout to input Polish diacritics (łąęóńśćź) which are input using Right Option key + {key} on Macbook's internal keyboard. I have a Logitech MX Keys external ...
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macbook 16 pro remap key "Y" to key "Z"

I would like to remap key "y" to key "z" on my map. So on keyboard I would have Y and it would write Z and vice versa. I don't want to change keyboard input source or language ...
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How do I figure out why one host is so slow writing to another host on LAN?

I have 3 devices on my LAN, all using wired connections: MacBook Air Lenovo ThinkCentre (running Ubuntu Server 22.04) Raspberry Pi I am using the ThinkCentre as a home server, and want to write ...
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Is it possible to boot MacBook’s disk in target disk mode through a Mac mini/Mac Studio but use the MacBook’s display?

I have a MacBook which isn't very powerful. I like to use it normally outside my home, but in my home I would like to use a Mac mini or Mac Studio. However, I still want to boot from the MacBook. I ...
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What can cause a MacBook LCD screen to become almost completely white (not white screen of death)?

On my MacBook Pro Retina 15'' (Mid 2015 - A1398), a "service" store replaced the battery and since then, the screen stopped working normally. It starts almost totally white (however ...
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M1 Max MBP external 4k Monitor via DisplayLink Hub looks blurry/fuzzy?

I have the MBP M1 Max and a DIsplayLink Hub connected to a 4k BenQ monitor and it looks blurry and the text is not clear. I've recently switched from Windows and my BenQ monitor was super clear there. ...
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macOS: Quit the program properly

If I click on the red symbol in the top left corner on Mac, the programs do not always close completely. In most cases I have to right click in the "Dock" and exit there. How can I set it so ...
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Macbook Pro - turn off USB devices on sleep

I have a Macbook Pro 2017, running Ventura. Is there a way to stop the usb ports supplying power after sleep, on a Macbook Pro ? My issue is, i have some instruments plugged on the usb ports and they ...
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tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

i have completed the following steps. pip install sense2vec==1.0.2 wget https://github.com/explosion/sense2vec/releases/download/v1.0.0/s2v_reddit_2015_md.tar.gz for the third command it throws ...
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MacBook Pro Apple M1 disconnecting from FRITZ!Box 7490

I use PC: Device: MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) OS: 12.6 (21G115) Monterey Ethernet adapter: Satechi ST-TCMA2M USB C Router: AVM FRITZ!Box 7490 Firmware: 07.29 Regardless do I connect with WIFI ...
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How to toggle between Fn and function F-keys on Mac?

I've found this annoying problem where if I press function keys they don't perform as expected. F12 opens up Chrome's inspector while F11 just hides windows to show desktop. The only way I can click ...
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How to share monitors and mouse/keyboard between a MBP (only USB C ports) and Windows desktop (only USB A ports)?

I have a MBP that only has USB C ports and a Windows PC that only has USB A ports (and a GPU with HDMI and DisplayPort outputs). I have a docking station that has all the necessary ports to get my ...
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How to make Ventura run on the MacBook Air 2017?

Apple's official website for macOS Ventura, under the "See if your Mac can run macOS Ventura." section, states that Ventura is availible for "MacBook Air 2018 and later". The ...
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LibreOffice keeps crashing on Macbook when changing files?

I have issue where I will be organising docs, mostly Calc, and need to switch files, to copy data from one file to another. While having Calc file open I will go to Dock and right click LibreOffice, ...
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MacBook Primary screen disabled after connected to external screen

I am having MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and I was connecting it to an external display but accidentally I miss placed something in the Display>Arrangement section As in the image I click on the white bar ...
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Can I install Linux on a Macbook?

I would like to install Linux on a Macbook. There are several reasons for that: I like the design, keyboard, and tactile sensations Macbooks give, but I use Linux for both work and hobbies. So I'm ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 is working very very slow although the configuration is not that old

I received as a gift from a friend a late 2011 MacBook Pro he was using until not so long ago for video editing and worked fine for a long period of time. But now, for some reason it is moving very ...
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Automatically pop up shortcuts for emoji and symbols in Google Chrome on MacBook

Sometimes I want to pop up emoji or symbols, but it's cumbersome because I need to right-click and then click “Emoji & Symbols.” Is there some shortcut that automatically pops up emoji and symbols?...
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How to unplug a MacBook power connector (MagSafe) safely?

I just started to use a MacBook and the device uses a MagSafe magnetic adapter connector. However, it is almost impossible to remove the magnetic connector from device "without damaging it". ...
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Disable enter key on Macbook Pro keyboard, or disable the keyboard itself

Macbook pro keyboard Enter key was stuck and trying to fix it I broke it already, still it is running wild. I have connected an external wired keyboard to it but both macbook pro keyboard and the Dell ...
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Mirroring Windows 11 screen to MacOS over local WiFi

I need to mirror the entire screen of a Windows PC to a MacBook over local WiFi. It would be great if I can do things on the Windows PC through the MacBook, but it's not entirely necessary. It should ...
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Closing MacBook lid to sleep with Amphetamine (Monterey)

Amphetamine is a fairly popular Mac program for keeping Macs awake (not sleeping). The program is also used to use MacBooks in "clamshell" mode; using the MacBook while closed with ...
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I want to make 32bit INF driver file to 64bit INF

I am reviving MacBook Pro 2006 Late and installed Windows 7 64 bit on that. But the ATi Mobility Radeon X1600 driver only have 32 bit driver so Windows refuses installing driver. It says no required ...
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Macbook doesn't display screen through USB-C, only charges

I've connected my screen, AOC 27P2C, to my MacBook, Pro M2 13" 2022, through USB-C. The specification of my screen says: "USB-C 3.2 x 1 (DP alt mode, upstream, power delivery up to 65 W)&...
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On a brand new MacBook Pro, a regular trackpad click does not work

My brand new MacBook Pro is failing to click. Just like that, everything else works — two-finger right-click, keyboard — everything works. But a plain old regular trackad click just fails to respond. ...
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How to make recognise an improperly ejected disk?

Earlier, the external backup disk was not mounting on my Macbook automatically after plugging in to USB-C port via an adaptor for USB. It wasn't in the disk list in Finder. I succeeded to mount from ...
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autofill with a formula that contains " " in it

I am using a mac product to complete this task! I have a spreadsheet with names of storms and their wind speeds at different times. I am required to find their maximum wind speed. I used the MAXIFS ...
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Does my Macbook pro 2015 have windows installed?

My daughter thinks I might have installed windows on her Macbook Pro in the distant past, presumably using Boot Camp. How can I check if this is the case? The hard disk breakdown is 11.4 system, 56....
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MacBook Pro 2019 won't turn on even while plugged in

The battery of my MacBook Pro 15' from 2019 died a few days ago, it was not holding charge properly for some time now and when I unplugged the laptop it just died. After plugging it in, it didn't turn ...
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Some apps' windows won't stay on my MacBook screen

When I try to use two apps (first HPSmart and now TextEdit), their window just flashes onto my screen for a split second and then disappears. I can see it open when I press F3, and the dot appears ...
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Macbook periodically lost connection with specific router

Summary: Internet periodically drops out when connected to my Wi-Fi network TP-Link TL-WR740N router - works great with other devices MacBook Pro (16'' 2019) (tried 2 laptops of this model) - works ...
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Problems after replacing new battery on Macbook Pro 2017 A1706 (EMC3071)

Spec Macbook Pro 2017 A1706 (EMC3071) Battery Model A1819 Battery used in replacement EGOWAY A1706 A1819 Laptop Replacement Battery for MacBook Pro 13 inch Touch Bar Late 2016 Mid 2017 EMC 3071 3163 ...
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Can't add shortcut key to zoomin/out in mircosoft word on my Macbook

In Tools > Customise Keyboard > View > ViewZoomIn, there are no current keys and I can't assign a new keyboard shortcut, what I want to do is to zoom in and out using Ctrl + scroll +- which I ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from sleeping when the lid is closed and the AC adapter is being unplugged

My MacBook Pro is connected to two external monitors using a docking station. The internal screen lid is constantly closed and I don't usually use it. I only use the external screens. The problem is ...
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Macbook/MacOS: Make command button move one word instead of going all the way to the right and left, like windows

How do I make "command" move one word instead of going all the way to the right and left, like windows. I know if I press option then I can move left and right one word at a time, but then I ...
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Macbook Pro 14 2021 caps lock issue

so I got a macbook pro 14 inch 2021, and I got two keyboards installed on it - English and Hebrew. When I type in english, everything is fine, but when I type in hebrew and wanna add something in ...
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Create desktop shortcut for Safari to a specific web - on MacOS

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut for Safari that will lead to a specific website when the users will use it. Trying for hours but with no success. Can someone help please? Thanks
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MacBook MacOS X White screen and Shell Command

Hi guys my MacBook is stuck on white screen since last night I tried resetting it but on top of that it gives me shell when booting up I was hoping to maybe install a new MacOS from a bootable hard ...
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How to remove grub from MacBook?

I tried to dual boot Linux Mint on a Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, it failed to finish, mentioning something about grub failing to install. However, when I tried again to install, it gave me an option ...
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how to do è on Mac with 67 keys windows keyboard

I'm on Mac. I have a 65% drop alt mechanical keyboard https://drop.com/buy/drop-alt-mechanical-keyboard?defaultSelectionIds=966466%2C966471 How do I type è without press and hold? é <= alt/option ...
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How to extend screen from one MacBook to another (similar to Sidecar)?

I want to extend the current screen on a MacBook to another MacBook, using it as an external monitor. Is that possible?
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How can I remove two across straight line in a scatter plot graph?

so I connected dots on the scatter graph but I got the two across lines in the middle. How can I remove them? I'm using Mac version. Thanks
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Why idle power usage is much higher under linux than macos on the same, intel-based macbook?

Recently I switched from macos to linux on a mid 2014 8GB retina macbook pro. I noticed when I just edit text files in vi running in terminal, the battery runs out about twice as fast on linux. Top ...
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For examples unexpected shutdowns, songs started to sound different after working on them the previous night. Notes recorded no longer played

I am currently using Reason 12 DAW software. It shuts down unexpectedly in the middle of a beat session. I started with Reason version 6 in 2012. I bought the software and used the disk to install the ...
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Can the MacBook warn me if power adapter is not plugged?

Almost always I have my MacBook plugged to preserve battery health. But sometimes I forget to plug the adaptor or the wall outlet is switched off by others. How can I have the MacBook warn me when it'...
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MacBook cannot wake up from sleep mode after battery replacement

I swapped my battery from my 7 year old MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2015) for an iFixit battery. So far, it also works very well. Only when I close the laptop and after a certain time the ...
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MacBook clamshell mode without Power Adapter does not work with the Amphetamine app

I am using an MacBook Air M1 running macOS Monterey 12.2.1 (21D62) and when I tried to enable clamshell mode (without the power-adapter connected) with the Amphetamine app using this tutorial: https://...
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How can I connect my two Macbook Pros in a master-slave relationship to double my CPU power?

My specific use case is scientific computing. I do a lot of cpu-bound computing on my MacbookPro. It's heavily parallel already. I have access to another identical macbook pro, and if I could somehow ...
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Random battery Macbook issue from 22% to full charge

After the battery replacement and an SMC and PRAM reset, still I'm getting strange behaviors on the new battery. I have been working the MacBook for some time, and after having 82% of charge it ...

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