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MacBook connected to KVM Switch does not list correct audio outputs

My current setup is as follows: My MacBook 13' 2016 is connected to a dock via USB-C. The dock is connected to my KVM switch via HDMI and USB. The KVM switch is connected to my monitor via HDMI, ...
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Will this make my SSD never go idle/to sleep?

I have an External SSD (SanDisk Portable 500) always plugged in on my MacBook 2019 13' (with 128GB internal storage). I synced my Google Drive Folder w/ Backup & Sync to this SSD. Every time I ...
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MacBook Pro with external GPU force some apps to use internal gpu?

Hello I have a MacBook Pro with a external GPU hooked up. I'm using the external GPU for deep learning. When I start the deep learning the external GPU is pegged 100% usage. However the internal gpu ...
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Throttle the CPU on a MacBook

Is there any easy way to throttle a Macbook pro cpu. What I want to do to is when I intend to do light work, is activate a throttle so that my macbook runs coolor and uses less power. I know when it ...
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How to add a shortkey to implement 'douclick a window's title bar to zoom' effect in mac OS?

Is there any way to bind a key in Mac OS to implement 'doubleclick a window's title bar to zoom' effect? i would like to custom use my Rright-option or Right-command to do some functions since i ...
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My computer restarts every time I open VMware software

I recently time machine backed up my MacBook and updated the operating system to Catalina. I have unblocked VM ware fusion as well. However every time I open app my computer restarts. How can I sort ...
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How to get access to Macbook/recover data there?

I can't find the account on the login screen anymore that I use to login to my work MAC. The data on my mac is very critical, and I might miss several deadlines if the data is not recovered. The ...
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What is this key on the Microsoft 5050 Keyboard?

What is this key on the Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050 Desktop keyboard? I would like to map it for use on a Mac (with Karabiner, built-in mapping, or some other tool), but can't even find what it ...
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How to set cursor solid instead of blinking in Mozilla Firefox in mac os?

In windows 10, i can set the cursor animation style to solid in control panel, and both Chrome and Firefox works, I wonder how to make this in mac os using firefox? i've searched some, How to ...
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How to enable Microsoft Word smooth typing/ smooth cursor for Mac OS?

I like word smooth typing cursor, however after I transitioned from Windows to Mac the smooth typing feature does not work on my Mac. Is there a way in which I would be able to enable the smooth ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 lagging

I bought a used MacBook Pro 2012. It has a new SSD disk, and I have replaced memory and battery - and I have also reset disk partitions and installed Catalina from a USB stick. Still the MacOS often ...
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Does a low power charger help Macbook's battery?

Since many battery expert believe 100 percent battery would hurt battery's life.So m y theory is, when you use like 45w charger which has lower than apple's original one( 96 power), you can keep your ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu from 19.04 to 19.10

I’m unable to figure out how to upgrade from 19.04 to 19.10. I have tried searching for the update and I can never see it as my software is apparently up to date, I need it to be able to use my ...
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MacBook keyboard and trackpad on Ubuntu

I have made a bootable SSD to run Linux off and it all works, except when I connect it to my MacBook the trackpad and keyboard do not work. I have Kernel 4.15 and I see online I need to download some ...
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PreventUserIdleSystemSleep Process on a MacBook Pro

My girlfriend's Macbook Pro appears to no longer go to sleep when closing the lid, so that the battery depletes really fast. As I'm no Mac expert, I looked around, and learned to look at the processes ...
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Instructions to spoof MAC address in OS X High Sierra not working

I am following these instructions to spoof MAC address in High Sierra OS X: https://blog.macsales.com/43777-tech-101-spoofing-a-mac-address-in-macos-high-sierra/ but I get unexpected errors such as: ...
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How to switch to desktop immediately when in fullscreen Chrome in macOS?

I like using Chrome in fullscreen mode and sometimes I want to switch to my desktop from Chrome immediately. I found the "hot corners" or "keyboard shortcut" I set are not working. Is there any way ...
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MacOS, Sleep Wake Failure

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro. OS High Sierra installed. I plug out power cable and use laptop normally, then connect to charge. After a while, the laptop resets and an error occurs - Data ...
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How to tell what part in a Macbook Pro is broken if screen backlight don't work?

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro that don't have a backlight in the screen. However I can still use the mac if I plug in to a monitor. I'm wondering if it is a problem with the screen or some other ...
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Kernel Panic with every Linux Distro on my MacBook

I recently bought a 2018 MacBook Pro for iOS development and I'm trying to install Mint/Ubuntu/Debian in a second partition I made before. The problem is that I keep getting the same error every time ...
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Unable to sync file to OneDrive on Mac

I have setup OneDrive on my Macbook Pro (Catalina) and I see the following errors while syncing the files to the onedrive folder. That is my files are on my machine which I want to sync with OneDrive. ...
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Is there any way to colorized MacBook pro terminal?

I use Ubuntu Os and when I use terminal I can differentiate what is folder what is file or what is a directory because they have different color scale. For example directories are green or working sh ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Pro doesn't suspend properly

I have installed Ubuntu 19.10 on my late 2015 Macbook Pro with Retina. When I close the lid, the apple logo turns off indicating that it's gone to sleep , however, after a few seconds the light come ...
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Veracrypt file - Where's the Metadata?

We have a hard drive of over 900 GB. It includes native and images and nothing else. For document review platforms such as Concordance or Relativity, a load file (.dat) is included that allows for ...
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Using iCloud Local Drive for Installation

Is there a way that you can use the iCloud space on the hard drive for an installation? I am installing programming which is asking me for space it only needs temporarily. Ia there a way I can use ...
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Catalina bricked my MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 13", I tried to update it to the new Catalina 10.15. And the hell begun! When the update started the screen went completely black, so I thought it needs me to press the ...
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Does Apple still monitor or track after having a customer support screen sharing service with ara.apple.com?

Is having screen sharing service with ara.apple.com safe? I had screensharing service with ara.apple.com(https://ara-prn.apple.com/) which is official apple website for apple products support. And ...
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Catalina upgrade and Citrix issue

After I upgraded my MacBook Pro 2015 to Catalina I can't use Citrix anymore. It throws the error: You have not chosen to trust "DigiCert Global Root G2", the issuer of the server's security ...
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Can't View or Inspect iPhone page on MacBook

I have connected my iPhone to my MacBook for debugging though USB. I have enabled debugging on Safari for both my iPhone and for my MacBook. I have also launched my angular application on my phone (...
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Google Drive: to use a CLI or not to use a CLI

I've historically been a Ubuntu user, and recently switched to Mac. Previously, for syncing Google drive data to my local machine, I've used grive, which I really liked. Now, I've got a Mac, and grive ...
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View localhost from Iphone using MacBook Pro

I am attempting to view my localhost from my Mackbook on my iPhone. I am attempting to do so through USB connection with development modes on in Safari in both devices. The application is a simple ...
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Boot failure on MacBook Pro late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011. It displays error code 0xc0000255 on startup. If I hold down the Option key on startup, it displays 3 devices: the main disk volume, the recovery volume, and another ...
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SATA to USB Hard Drive Not Being Detected

So my old desktop computer crashed and I removed the hard drive and bought a SATA to USB adapter to plug into my MacBook to get the data off of my hard drive but I am on my second wire and it still is ...
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How do I move files in Finder Macbook from the “download folder” to another folder easily?

Every time I download ordinary tekst folders I try to move them in Finder to the folder I want. I try it in several ways but most of them don't work. DRAGGING-method 1) I try it by dragging them to a ...
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Macbook Pro won't go to sleep, freezes constantly

Macbook pro late 2016, High Sierra has been acting weird for the last month, if I put it to sleep either by closing the lid or by clicking on the sleep command, it doesn't go to sleep, it drains all ...
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Does Apple make any notebooks with matte display?

I love to work outdoors, so I prefer matte displays over glossy. Does apple have any laptop model which has matte screen? I have seen only glossy variants until now.
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May have messed up my Mac Hard drive…afraid to reboot

I know PCs and hardware in general, but Mac is new to me. I'm teaching my son about Rasberry Pis and told him to use my Mac to reformat an SD card and load the RPi OS onto the SD card. Before he ...
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FFMpeg 4.2 MacBook Pro 2018/19 consistent hard system crashing

We've upgraded to newer MacBook Pro's and found that FFmpeg is now crashing the entire system after recording video for a few minutes. This isn't just an FFmpeg crash, it's an entire system crash, i.e....
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How to repair hard disk (MACINTOSH)?

So, this problem I had was long time ago, but now, I want my hard drives to come back. I have an old MacBook Pro. Macbook Pro mid 2010, RAM 8GB (Upgraded), and because it's detachable, I add 2 drives ...
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Macbook Air cursor from trackpad freeze every 5 seconds

Macbook air OS high Sierra (10.13.4 v). The cursor from the trackpad freeze every 5 seconds, and when you click start moving again, but If you stop moving it, it will freeze again 5 seconds later.
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Mojave 10.14.6 (18G87) freezes in safe mode (Kernel Panic)

Since a yesterday I have a weird problem with my MacBook as I would simply not start. SMC reset as this helped me earlier and shortly after booting it froze Reset NVRAM Reboot in safe mode, no luck, ...
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Can SSD Storage from 2016 Macbook Pro be moved to 2019 Macbook Pro?

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) with 1TB drive. I would like to buy one of the new 2019 Macbook Pros with 256GB and swap the storage. I have seen the video on the 2016 ...
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Single Micro SD card used Raspberry Pi Zero being seen as two images on a MacBook Pro

After I loaded NOOBS onto my 8GB micro SD card and booted from it on my Raspberry Pi Zero, my MacBook Pro recognizes the SD card as being 2 different images. How do I get it back into one image so ...
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How to get unallocated space back after uninstalling windows via bootcamp?

Some time ago I installed Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro mid 2012, today I noticed that I didn't use it for over a year, while it was sitting there eating up 30% of all my available space. On a whim I ...
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45GB Photoshop psb file will not open in Photoshop on new 2019 MacBook Pro running Mojave

I have a 45GB multi-layer/multi-channel Photoshop psb file that I have been working on for the past few months. I had been editing it in Photoshop 2018 (v19.1) on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro running High ...
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Does anyone know of a method to do a partial restore of many time machine incremental backups

I'm trying to extract just the pictures from every backup, there are about 40. The Macbook Pro that they were backed up from has a failed H/Drive & I'm having to try & copy them to another ...
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MacBook can't connect to Raspberry Pi on LAN (but Linux box can)

I can do an nmap and discover my devices on my LAN, but when I try to ping them, I get 'Request timeout for icmp_seq 0'. I can SSH to a machine outside my LAN, but when I try to SSH to a Raspberry ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Camp on MacBook Air Not Booting Properly

I installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Air a while ago and I all worked fine until I restarted my computer and a Blue Screen of Death appeared on my screen. Then it restarted and then it showed a ...
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BootCamp could not locate the OS X boot volume

I've installed Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2017, the system restarted as Windows but when I try to return to MAC OSX by the bootcamp icon it say to me the following message: "could not locate the OS ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 on Bootcamp windows 10 goes really hot

I have got a new MacBook Pro 2019 and installed a windows 10 on it using bootcamp. MacBook on windows 10 goes really really hot. I have needed to buy some cooling device under macbook because ...