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Apple Inc. is a corporation most commonly known for producing the Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone product lines.

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Create Keyboard Macro to change modifier keys on Mac

I use parallels to run windows on my MacBook Pro for one of the application at work that requires hotkeys (such as Alt + C, Alt + X, Alt + Q etc). To ease my process while using this app, I tried ...
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Macbook Pro 14,1 (2017) Slow Wifi Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu today and wifi worked out of the box, but it is inconsistent. I get speeds of ~5 Mbps up and down, as opposed to ~80Mbps in Mac OS. If anyone knows a solution to this issue, please ...
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Ubuntu and ROS on apple M1 chip

I am going to write my master thesis with ROS and I am not sure if the software will run on Apple Macbook Air with M1 chip. Did anyone use those tools and can share their experience and compatibility ...
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Recursively convert Apple .pages files to .docx or .odt

I have a bunch of Apple .pages files stored in a directory structure that I want to convert to .docx or .odt formats. I want some kind of command line script, program, etc which will recursively ...
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Apple magic mouse soft scrol and inertia in Ubuntu 20.04

I got an Apple magic mouse and connected it with my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. To my surprise it was plug'n play. It works nice with vertical and horizontal scrolling. The only "issue" I find is ...
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How to transfer Whatsapp backup from Android to iPhone using Ubuntu?

I need to transfer my whatsapp backup from Android phone into an iPhone. Based on the Whatsapp official FAQ there's no easy way to do it. The only way I found googling involves paying an application ...
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Mounting an apple airport disk

I want to mount my apple airport disk on ubuntu 20. In some forms people say that nautilus can mount it if the correct username and password is given. The password that I should use is clear, the ...
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Time Machine config (Late 2020) - need for Avahi? Using Docker as best practices?

I'm about to upgrade the hardware in my server that is using a SAMBA/Avahi configuration to act as a network Time Machine backup for my Macs. Just perusing the different documentation - it seems ...
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if I install Ubuntu on my Macbook will the apple logo still light up?

I have a Macbook and would like to know if and when I install ubuntu on it will the apple logo on the back of the screen still turn on?
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Can't install Ubuntu 20.04 on my Macbook Pro mid-2012

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old macbook pro mid-2012. I created a usb stick with the Ubuntu iso both via balenaEtcher (on Macos) and via Rufus (on Windows on the same computer, using the dd ...
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Apple external display webcam not functioning with Ubuntu 20.04

I am currently having issues getting the webcam on my Apple thunderbolt display to be detected. My setup is as follows: Software: Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.4.0-52-generic. Hardware: Lenovo X1 carbon ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 clicks and gestures, but does not move the mouse in X, only Wayland

I got an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 and plugged it in to my Ubuntu 20.04 system. Clicking works, click-and-dragging works, and gestures like three-finger-workspace-switch work, but actually moving the ...
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Find out battery for Apple Airpods on Ubuntu

I wish to see my Airpod's battery health when I have it connected to my Kubuntu 20.04, but can't find a command line tool or gui to do so. I found really old threads about this, nothing very recent. ...
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mount apple filesystem using fsapfsmount

I'm trying to mount a 5TB external USB disk into an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Among other things the utility expects a container with the apple FS and a mount point. Maybe I should mention that it is an ...
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Facetime camera (MacBook Air 2017) looks like garbage

So, yesterday I decided to completely switch to Linux. I have online classes so I needed the webcam, I installed it with this guide MacBook Pro camera not working on Ubuntu 18.04, and it worked, but ...
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QEMU/KVM with SPICE fails to maintain access to Apple device (USB redirection)

I'm trying to connect an iPod Touch with a macOS Catalina guest and Ubuntu MATE 20.04 guest but it's not working. Seems the host snatches access back for itself. Sometimes I get the "device is in ...
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Integrated iSight camera on Apple Cinematic Display does not work with ubuntu 20.04

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 machine, running on a System76 Lemur Pro. I have connected the machine through the USB-C connector to an Apple Cinematic Display, which I am using as my external monitor. The ...
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Setting up linux server to boot up Apple computers

I am trying to set up a Linux server with bootable apple images. The goal is to have multiple apple computers boot up on these images and check functionality instead of installing OS on every single ...
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Touchpad unresponsive after few second on MacBook Pro 9,2 [Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04]

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 Fossal Focal on Apple MacBook Pro 9,2, the touchpad often becomes unresponsive after few second. I becomes unresponsive after 1 to 3s if I drag and drop, after bout ...
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Apple Airpods as microphone in Ubuntu 20.04

I've just acquired Apple Airpods (2nd gen) to use it as my main sound setup in Ubuntu 20.04 since I'm WFH in order to use them in Zoom meetings and so on but is not possible. Ubuntu 20.04 is not ...
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Different mappings for internal and external keyboard (Windows vs Apple style)

I am currently struggling with the following issue: At work I use an Apple MacBook Pro, whereas personally I use a Dell XPS 13 running Kubuntu. I never had an issue switching between the Apple and ...
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2008 iMac, Ubuntu Stuck on Purple Screen

I've been struggling to get Ubuntu 18.04 to work on my 2008 iMac. Grub loads. But system gets stuck on blank purple screen. I have "nomodeset" enabled. Ubuntu LiveCD works on same iMac. So the iMac ...
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Mic not working on Ubuntu 20.04 in Mac Mini (late 2014)

Just got the new Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my mac mini, and everything is working smoothly, except for the mic. Even when I connect my bluetooth headsets, it doesn't send any sound. It doesn't have an ...
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Keyboard layout Croatian Apple Wireless keyboard?

Is there a hr_HR keyboard layout for ubuntu and how can I install it? I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my old iMac, but I can't set up the keyboard properly. I have the Apple wireless keyboard ...
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19.10, 18.04: How to “fully” use Apple Magic Keyboard on Ubuntu: Keys, remaps, etc

I am trying to convert a bunch of friends of mine to make the switch from Mac OSX to Ubuntu, and from most perspectives it works. The biggest pain point seems to be the keyboard: Apple is really ...
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Pairing Powerbeats Pro headphones with Ubuntu 19.10

I am attempting to pair my Powerbeats Pro headphones with my Alienware m15 laptop running Ubuntu 19.10. I have been able to pair the headphones with the Windows 10 installation on the laptop, the only ...
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Apple Printer driver for Ubuntu 18.04

Will anyone tell me where to download Ubuntu 18.04 printer drivers to run my Apple LaserWriter Select 360 printer? Both the Apple Printer and Dell Port Pro2X have parallel and serial cable ...
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HP Zbook G5 with Apple Thunderbolt Display

I am running an HP Zbook 15 G5 at work and am working on transitioning from using the new Macbooks with Touchbar to this with Ubuntu 18.04.3 with HWE packages installed. When connecting this machine ...
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How do I charge my Apple device at its normal rate?

I use an iPad 9.7" and it doesn't charge when connected to USB of my recently purchased Ubuntu 19.10 PC, an Asus Vivobook X509UA. I've gone through some questions here and they are mostly quite old. ...
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How to force an apple drive to mount as RW

I know what your thinking: this question has been asked 100 times before, so why doesn't he just look it up? Well, I did, following this link: AskUbuntu: how to read and write hfs journaled external ...
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Macbook Pro Graphics Driver - Ubuntu 19.04

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 19.04 on my 2015 Macbook Pro (linux is primary OS). How would I go about getting the updated (or proprietary) graphics drivers for this machine? The AMD site gives ...
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Are there any plans or ongoing work of supporting Apple T2 chip SSD?

Are there any plans or ongoing work of supporting Apple T2 chip SSD/hard disks? I cannot find any information online about Linux/Ubuntu being developing the necessary drivers for this and wanted to ...
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How to fix zero brightness on lightdm login screen and other xfce power manager issues

My Apple PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 16.04 powerpc with XFCE4 desktop is now booting into a completely dark screen where I can only just see to put in my password. Also when the room gets a bit dark, ...
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Itunes black screen issue

I’ve just downloaded iTunes on my Ubuntu and it’s working but it appears as a black screen any ideas how to fix it?
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mount Macbook partition on ubuntu (unknown filesystem - hfs+/apfs ?)

I got a macbook from a friend (graphics chip not working anymore - harddisk should be fine but can't see much on the macs display) and I promised to rescue the data. But I can't read the partition ...
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F19 in Mac keyboard

I am using an Apple Aluminium keyboard. Keys F1..F18 work well, however, F19 is not recognized. Actually, when checked with xev, it is recognized.. but I cannot assign a shortcut to F19 in gnome or ...
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How to mount an old HFS System 7 Macintosh floppy with write access?

I have an old 3.5" HD floppy disk. It was formatted on a Macintosh SE/30 and thus it is formatted with the HFS (not HFS+!) file system. I am having trouble mounting it properly. I have hfsutils and ...
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appleid.apple.com will not loaded on Ubuntu

I have tried to open appleid.apple.com on my Ubuntu 18.10 machine and I can not get it work right. I am getting a "502 Bad Gateway" error. I thought it was something on their end but the website works ...
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Is there a way to mirror ipad pro screen to ubuntu?

I have tried the solution of use this totem plugin. But it does not seem to work for me due to this problem. I did some Google search and could not find a solution, even a commercial one.
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Apple's FaceTime on Ubuntu 18.04

I wanted to know if Apple's FaceTime, designed for iOS, could work on Ubuntu 18.04 as well. Maybe through an emulator. Do you know if there is any way to install FaceTime on Ubuntu? Or do I need an ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 XFCE 4.12 window manager keyboard shortcuts not working with Apple Aluminium Keyboard model

Settings in Keyboard > Layout > Keyboard model are set it to Apple Aluminium Keyboard shortcuts specified under Window Manager > Keyboard have no effect at all. I can't cycle through windows using ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display on Ubuntu 18.04.1

Running latest LTS Ubuntu on a new Intel NUC I'm trying to get my Apple Thunderbolt display running. Since the NUC has TB3, I bought a TB3 to TB2 adapter. The display does not fire up, and neither ...
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How to access Apple Time Capsule on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I can see my time capsule in network, but I am unable to get into it. Could someone help me to resolve the issue? The login information is correct, but getting errors shown in screenshots.
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iMac Speakers very bassy?

I booted up a nice 18.04 live CD to test out whether my hardware was fully working on my iMac. Everything works fine but the speakers just seem very bassy. I investigated and I don't think ubuntu is ...
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How do I get full resolution on my Apple 30" Cinema Display with Ubuntu 18.04?

I recently was given a 30" Apple Cinema Display and I am unable to use any resolution other than 1200x800. My computer is a Desktop with an ASUS Strix AMD RX480 and an AMD Ryzen 1800x. I have ...
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Apple devices couldn't be connected or even detected, how can I solve this please?

I'm trying to do a backup of my apple device, but it won't go ahead. I'm using Tunesviewer, but it does not even recognize my Apple devices. Could someone please help me?
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize microphone in wired earset; Windows 10 does

My laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 has only one socket for both mic and headphones; when I plug my headphones (Apple Earpods) with the mic, headphones work fine but the microphone is not found....
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Apple airport card

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Intel-based iMac. However, after the installation, it turns out that Ubuntu is unable to utilize the internal airport extreme card for WiFi. How can I fix this? The ...
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Apple TouchID on Ubuntu

Is there a way to make TouchID work on MacBook Pro with newest Ubuntu? I just got the hardware replaced (because of keyboard and not working touchid) and would love to use it. Cheers
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Create a non hybrid boot dvd with Ubuntu iso

I’m trying to create a Bootable DVD with Ubuntu ISO ( not usb ) that will mount properly on my old Mac Book Air 1,1. It is known that Hybrid iso causes all sorts of issues. I’ve tried almost ...

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