iMac 27" Mid 2011 -- fan issues when removing internal HDD?

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion Drive” era) Unfortunately, the broken HDD now makes clicking noises ....

Amara Amara: 02 February 2022


Stop dialog boxes popping up behind dock

Since upgrading my MacBook Pro to Yosemite I noticed that a lot of programs pop up dialog boxes BEHIND the Dock, making it hard to select buttons. This happens in lots of programs (including some Apple programs). It does not seem to be possible to move the dialog boxes. ....

Eleanor Eleanor: 02 February 2022


Installation of El Capitan on Intel Core Duo taking so far 2 days. What can I do?

I am installing OS X El Capitan on a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. Previously running an OS X 10.8.5. Incidentally my installation is taking now two days. I have tried holding down the power button but still no difference. It resumes where it stopped I feel frustrated and I want ....

Zoe Zoe: 01 February 2022


2021 MacBook Pro and Apple Thunderbolt Display

I just got a 16" MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) and want to continue using my Apple Thunderbolt Display. I'm new to USB-C dongles/docks/adapters/hubs (I am going to use "dongles" to mean all 4 because I don't understand the implied differences) and would like to know what combination would be ....

Maria Maria: 01 February 2022


How to grant Screen Recording permission to an Automator Quick Action

I've created an Automator Quick Action called "Screenshot" that uses the "Run Shell Script" action to run a script in my path, which uses Mac OS's built in screencapture command and then uploads the file to a Google Cloud Storage bucket. I've done this so I can use my Screenshot ....

Kai Kai: 01 February 2022


set PATH in terminal OS X 10.11.3

I need to set path /usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin to the command line. I tried to enter "export PATH=/usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin:$PATH" in the command line, but it works until the terminal session ends. I tried to create .bash_profile, but I don't know how to create hidden file, where to put it, and what it should ....

Emilia Emilia: 01 February 2022


MacBook boots automatically when opening lid. Feature or problem?

When my 13" Retina MacBook running Yosemite is powered off and I open the lid, it immediately starts booting up... without pressing the power button. Is this a new feature (maybe part of Yosemite) or is my MacBook misbehaving? If it's a feature, I'm not necessarily sure that I dislike ....

Austin Austin: 01 February 2022


Calendar not working on iPhone 4 updated to iOS 7

I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 and now my calendar is not working. All my entries are gone and it will not allow me to put a new entry in. My calendar is turned on in Settings → iCloud → Calendar, and it was backed up before I ....

Brooklyn Brooklyn: 01 February 2022


Show preview when switching windows with ⌘+Tab

The ⌘+Tab key combination switches between active and background windows on my MacOS on MBP. When hitting this combination, a small preview of the selected window appears. Another hit on the Tab key while ⌘ is pressed previews and selects the next window. Releasing the ⌘ switches to the currently ....

Henry Henry: 01 February 2022


Can't install Windows on Boot Camp (Retina MacBook Pro, mid-2015)

Running High Sierra (APFS, unencrypted) with up-to-date Boot Camp Assistant (6.1.0) — clean OS install a couple days ago. Running into trouble at every step of the process, with both Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit (clean ISOs downloaded directly from Microsoft). Use Boot Camp Assistant to create partition ....

Ruby Ruby: 01 February 2022