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Questions tagged [macbook]

Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Macbook Pro Memory Errors that later do not show up anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina Display) which is out of warranty that I had very hard time to troubleshoot the root of the issue. One of the symptoms was that I had a lot of panic attacks every 1-2 ...
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Can I create a user with empty/blank password in mac OS?

Is it possible to create a user without any password. Just enter username and login with empty/blank password in macOS any version.
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What happens when a Macbook overheats?

I have an Apple Macbook on which I am running Trisquel GNU/Linux (similar distro to Ubuntu). I am experiencing some problems that I suspect may be related to the laptop overheating and I am wondering: ...
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Using f.lux on two external monitors (HDMI plugged into Macbook Pro via USB-C)

I have a Macbook Pro with two monitors, each plugged into a USB-C port using an HDMI adapter. I want to use f.lux on both monitors but I'm not sure how. Can I either (a) have f.lux work on both ...
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MacBook Pro can't connect to Bluetooth speaker after upgrade to latest macOS

After I upgraded to the latest version of macOS, my MacBook Pro can't connect to a Bluetooth speaker. I have tried removing the device in System Preferences and re-pairing and reconnecting, but that ...
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%? (USB C connector)

Following from this question and answer (https://superuser.com/a/1130375/979099) - Does anyone know the equivalent power cord trick for newer macs?
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What's the shortcut to show / hide Xcode navigator's on macbook (without numpad)?

I've an external Apple keyboard with numpad, and I can show / hide the navigator in Xcode with the ⌘ + 0 shortcut. It works well, but I doesn't have any idea how to do that without the external ...
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Dual Monitor signal issue when Macbook not connected to power

In my current setup, I have 2 Dell U2715H monitors plugged into my Mid 2015 Macbook Pro laptop via 2 mini DP cables. Additionally, I have a Corsair k95 platinum keyboard plugged into the Macbook via ...
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Excel for Mac Version 16.18 is dividing my numbers by 10

Excel has just started dividing my entries by 10. If i type '2' in a cell it writes 0.2 and so on. I have no idea what i changed that caused this to start but would love some help to fix this?
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Macbook wireless connection keeps dropping

My Macbook Pro (13-inch Early 2015 model) is having an issue where the Wi-Fi connection drops out every few seconds. The status will be set to "on" for three seconds and then switch to "looking for ...
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Laptop produces rhythmic sounds

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) started producing weird rhythmic sounds. It starts making the sound right from the boot up, and repeats every ~5 seconds. Here's a sample: https://yadi.sk/d/...
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Cmd + Tab changes desktop on Mojave

After updating system to Mojave when I use Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it behaves strangely. I have opened many Chrome windows on different desktops. When I have focus for example on Sublime Text, ...
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Hyper-V Cannot be installed: Virtualization is disabled in the firmware

I have installed Windows 10 Education on a Macbook using Boot Camp Assistant. I have problem with running windows server using Hyper V, because I cannot select one of the options from window "Turn ...
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Mid 2013 MacBook Pro won't turn on and charger blinks green/orange light

My mid 2013 MacBook Pro (with removable battery) has stopped turning on and when I plug the charger in the green light is very dim/flickering. When I attempt to power on the laptop the charge ...
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One rubber feet on MacBook Pro (circa 2012) has come off - can I just tape over it and call it a day?

The rubber feet on my MacBook Pro (circa-2012) came off, and to my surprise, there is now a hole through the base of my laptop. You can actually see the insides of the laptop from the hole, which is ...
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PureOS on MacBook without Windows

I've been trying to find a good way to install PureOS on a Macbook Pro. So far I've only seen one very convoluted solution that involves installing a trial version of Windows 10. I'm looking for a ...
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Need right-click on MacBook with Linux Mint 19 (Intel mid-2010)

Command+Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) often fails after installing both Xubuntu and Linux Mint; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and ...
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How to find preferences on MacBook

I am trying to help someone with Wifi problems who uses a MacBook. I don't have any experience with Apple products. This is the first time I have used an Apple product. On the internet many refer to ...
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Dell Dock TB15 on Macbook Pro Thunderbolt charges but does not work

I have a Dell TB15 connected to two 1920x1080 screens (one via display port, other via HDMI; DP chaining always made trouble) and been using it with an XPS13 9360 running Ubuntu, and a Dell mobile ...
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Why does VNC work when my laptop has no picture on the internal or external display?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro (15-inch) running High Sierra (10.13.4). My problem is that the display is blank and external displays connected via the Mini Displayport on the side don't recognize a ...
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Unable to open DMG files - “Corrupt Image”

I created a DMG file using Disk utility in Recovery Mode (File -> New Image -> Image from Folder). I tried all the possible options from this question: extracting DMG using 7Zip - not working ...
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How to group opened application windows on macOS

Im wondering if it is possible to group opened chrome windows in Windows 10 way like this on macOS High Sierra. Currently i discovered that it is possible by right clicking chrome icon and there ...
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Modifying normal template

I am using Word for Mac v16.16, and I am operating under Yosemite (because I still use iPhoto). I have located the normal.dot template and I wish to modify it, but when I open it it won't let me. The ...
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Can't connect MacBook pro to BenQ GW2765 monitor

I have just got a MacBook Pro and am trying to connect it to my BenQ GW2765 monitor via this USB-C to DisplayPort cable. Neither the Mac nor the monitor see each other. I'd be very grateful for any ...
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MacBook Pro (2015) constantly wakes up during sleep

As the question implies, recently my MacBook Pro (2015) has been overheating when I close the lid. I first tried debugging the issue by going to the preferences and making sure it wasn't put on the "...
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Built-in Trackpad on Macbook Pro broken/behaving erratically

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015) stopped working a few days ago. The trackpad is still able to click, scroll, and move around on its sides and corners, but is unresponsive ...
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Battle.net not downloading on Windows

The help forums and Blizzard support have been no success. Every time I click to install Battle.net, I get this pop-up saying "This app can't run on your PC", and I have no idea what could be ...
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How to delete or disable Helvetica fonts from macOS?

Since macOS has Helvetica fonts and websites are putting Helvetica fonts at the beginning of font-family, it makes all the websites are looking very ugly. I really don't like Helvetica fonts at all. I ...
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How to run smartctl test on macbook? (SMART Self-test Log not supported)

I am a Linux user and new to macbook. I am trying to figure out how to run smartctl tests. Please check the following commands and outputs. It seems that macbook does not support smart self tests? ...
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Where can I find my MacBook Pro's part number?

I'm a Linux user and have previously never used any Apple products. Because I have to compile an iOS app, I bought a second hand MacBook Pro. I want to determine which MacBook Pro it is. I found this ...
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Are newer i5 CPUs quicker than an older i7s? [closed]

2012 Macbook Pro: i7-3520M 2.9GHz. 2013 Macbook Air: i5-4250U 1.3 GHz. Both 8gb RAM, both 13″ screens. How does one calculate the difference in performance between the i5 and the i7 different-...
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Bluetooth not working on Windows 8.1, but worked on Windows 10 (running on a MacBook Air)

I can't get Bluetooth to work on my MacBook Air 1,1 2008 when running Windows 8.1. The Bluetooth card shows up as working in the Device Manager but none of the Bluetooth options in Settings or Control ...
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Adding more OSes to my dual boot MacBook

I have a MacBook with 4 partitions. I wish to use it with several operating systems. Currently I have OSX 6.8 and OSX 10.10 installed. I would like to put Win7 and Ubuntu on the remaining partitions. ...
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Excel, can't create hyperlink within a cell without text

I have created SEVERAL hyperlinks in blank cells in this workbook i'm working on, and then all of a sudden now, when I try to create a hyperlink within a cell, it automatically puts the link name in ...
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How can I completely remove Dropbox from my Mac?

I have only used Dropbox once but 4 years ago, and then deleted app, however recently I been looking inside my MacBook Air macOS (version 10.8.5) and found it there inside Library/ and Public/ folder: ...
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Macbook Pro 15" early 2013 won't turn on anymore

My Macbook Pro 15", retina display, early 2013 suddenly doesn't turn on anymore. I can hear the boot up sound, but the display doesn't turn on and the Apple Logo doesn't show up. I thought that the ...
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Viewing two models at once in the Microsoft Mixed Reality Viewer

Is this possible? Trying to google it, all I got was promotional-y stuff. The most obvious way to do it, opening one thing and then opening another, simply changed viewing from one object to the next. ...
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External monitors very slow to wake after locking screen

Equipment: 2015 Macbook Pro in dock 2 external Lenovo ThinkVision T24i-10 monitors This situation happens often. I lock my computer and go to a meeting for 30 minutes. When I come back, I hit a ...
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Why does my macbook give a slight tingling sensation when it is charging and what could i,we or Apple do about it? [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem since the time of purchase. I think the shocks go away once it's fully charged. I experience shocks regardless of whether I sit directly on the tiled floor at my ...
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Temperature on MAC and keyboard cover

I use the MacBook Pro and since it cost me expensive, I decided to add some security methods for it. I bought a special MacBook keyboard cover (on the left on the link here) in the hope that it will ...
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Toggle (open/minimize) application on Mac?

Example of behavior on Windows: Open Chrome. Click Chrome icon in task bar, Chrome is minimized. Click Chrome icon in task bar, Chrome is opened again. I want the same behavior on Mac. Is it ...
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How many threads can I run when using an Intel Core Duo CPU to speed up bulk data download from Amazon S3 in a custom application?

How might I find out the maximum number of threads I can use? I'm new to programming, so I'm trying to figure out what I need to know. I have 950 GB of files to download from Amazon S3. I was thinking ...
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Macbook Air wifi speeds are very slow

For the past few months, I have been noticing slow wifi speeds on my Macbook Air. It used to be fine, but now I see speeds of 1-2mbps down and 0.1-1mbs up. This doesn't happen on other devices ...
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How do I have a second screen on a Apple laptop?

In windows XP you would right click on background, properties, settings, click on second screen. How do you do that for an Apple with HDMI?
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Windows 10 drivers for Macbook's FaceTime HD Camera won't allow anything other than 720p

I'm not sure if I should be asking this here or over in Ask Different, but given that Windows 10 is the OS I'm working in, here's where I am... I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Pro via ...
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iPad connected to MacBook is beeping in one second interval (power icon blinking)

If i connect my iPad to MacBook Pro it is beeping in one second interval. Beep, beep, beep, beep and also the power icon in top right corner is disappearing, appearing etc. It does like that if i try ...
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why my macbook trackpad is not responding?

pointer in my macbook is moving randomly automatically and not responding to trackpad. what may be the real cause of this problem. is this a hardware problem or software or any other program is ...
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What does the TouchID button do on the new MacBook Pro?

I just got the new MacBook Pro with the touch bar, and I do not know what the TouchID button does. It is clickable, but as far as I can tell it does not do anything when clicked. However, this is ...
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cannot execute binary file in Mac Terminal

I am trying to run IBM java on Mac terminal but which is giving error, >./java -version -bash: ./java: cannot execute binary file Here is the terminal detail uname -a Darwin Devendras-MacBook-Pro....
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What's causing my Macbook air not see WiFi unless I turn on & connect via mobile hotspot first?

I have this weird problem with my MacBook Air. And this happens quite often. My macbook doesn't show my home WiFi on the available WiFi list. It searches for wireless networks and I can see other ...