Imo get an extension cord instead like this one here to replace the duck head.
I feel like I'm wearing out my wall outlets with the heavy bricks.
I have this and it’s wonderful
LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GVTD9N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GYZYK8ZTH539Q21MPTQN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Free VPNs are the worst. They keep logs and saves information.
Buddy, just use any of these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors.
I am using NordVPN and CyeberGhost without any issues at all. Plus, it's just under $3 per month, totally worth every penny.
Y’all just believe whatever the repair techs say huh?
(BisLinks Bottom Base Rubber Feet Foot Pad for MacBook Pro Retina A1398 A1425 A1502) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075YZ6T4K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_b7llDb9HGGF6Z
Folks make fun of dongles in the Apple ecosystem, but something like this could better than solve your problem:
Plug your charger and a FireWire adapter into that, plug that into your laptop. Now you have all the ports you need AND only a single wire going into your computer.
(There are tons of products like that, that's just one I found quickly searching and don't recommend it any more than another. )
You will need a thunderbolt 3 double hdmi output dongle
Apple doesn’t make one but there are other manu that do
Something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-Dual-HDMI-Adapter-Black/dp/B01ANR5AJU
If money isn't an issue, then maybe try NordVPN?.
I love the Apple Magic keyboard. I’ve used it for around 15 months and it’s worked so well. It connects via Bluetooth to my MacBook Pro quickly and easily. I also use it for my iPad. I got a refurbished one on amazon and am happy with it: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-Silver-MLA22LL/dp/B01NABDNPH/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1548460590&sr=8-5&keywords=apple+magic+keyboard+refurbished
I have student one for $4.99 that includes Spotify, Hulu (with ads) and Show Time.
Here’s a site for that if anyone is interested:
Have you tried installing native (not running on Rosetta 2) homebrew?
cd /opt && mkdir homebrew && curl -L https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/tarball/master | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew
and maybe install a few packages to see if it'll work?
I updated my 2015 13” MBPr with a Samsung evo 970 (I got the 1TB version)
To do this you will need an adapter which will adapt the standard nvme PCI SSDs to the port on the logic board of your MBPr.
Since I am from Germany I can only give you the link to the german version of Amazon. But you should be able to get this adapter on the internet.
Here are the steps I did to upgrade my MBPr.
Congrats on the purchase. I just got one myself. It’s nice to see more folks repping team silver. I thought I’d chime in with a few recommendations:
Travel hub: CharJenPro USB C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGDN6PG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HwjoFb6S4X48Q
It sounds like a busted Chinese brand but it’s actually designed by a couple in the US and is one of the fastest hubs out there. Great port selection including gigabit Ethernet for way less than some of the bigger names out there.
As far as apps/utilities I recommend Alfred, bettertouchtool, bartender, gfxCardstatus, one switch, Brave browser, hazel for starters. Lots of others but I don’t know your exact usage so if you want more recommendations feel free to pm me. Good luck and enjoy!
I’d recommend a stand like this. It gives some air flow and a helps keep your MacBook cool. Also able to get a nicer angle for typing and trackpad use.
Internet recovery is built into the machine's firmware. Just follow the steps in this article and you're good to go. Note that with a brand new SSD you may need to use Disk Utility (from the menu in the recovery environment) to format your hard drive as APFS before you proceed to install macOS. It's very straightforward and will get you back up and running in no time at all.
Here's some things you should know:
brew upgrade [appname]
brew install [appname]
brew uninstall [appname]
brew search [appname]
brew info [appname]
A bunch of indie titles will run well on your Mac. Hit up gog.com and check out the system requirements.
Additionally, do a search for top apps for Mac. Some of my favs are Coca (free app to keep Mac from going to sleep), Flycut (free clipboard manager that'll save a lot of copied words), Avast (best, free antivirus for added protection), and Mactracker (free, fun, historical app that has detailed info of all Mac products released).
As far as system upkeep some like apps that clean out files, free up memory, etc. Personally I wouldn't use any of those. Mac OS X has been improved upon so much over the years that it's extremely optimized and in my experience, should never need tweaking by cleanup, defrag, or optimization programs. Even if you run into performance problems resetting the SMC or PRAM (which are done through button presses during startup) is usually all you need to do.
As an example, I've used a MacBook Air for 5 years as my main computer and it runs as perfectly to this day as it did when I initially got it because of all the optimizations made to the free, yearly released OS's.
You don’t need an SSD. You just have to upgrade in stages following this path.
That said SSDs are a great idea and reasonably cheap. I upgraded my mid 2012 with a 1TB SSD and 16gb RAM and it runs like new. I use it for my PhD program mostly using statistical software.
The cost to do an SSD install is really just based on how much storage you want. Samsung EVO is a popular choice. Very easy to DIY that—even eaiser to do a RAM upgrade.
1TB Samsung EVO SSD of course it doesn’t have to be 1TB or Samsung. Just a 2.5 inch SSD with (imo) at least 250gb unless all you do is surf the web.
up to 16gb RAM. They have an 8gb kit too if that’s all you think you’ll need.
Invest in a new hard drive cable. OWC sells reliable batteries if you need a new one.
SSD will make that machine snappy. RAM never hurts either especially if you only have 4gb currently.
Clean out all the dust while you’re in there.
There is excellent documentation on the iFixIt website which shows how to change out all the parts on your model.
I'll offer the following…been using it on my M1 for several months now & mostly with my work '19 MBP 15". Hasn't failed me yet. Past months my job's required several locations where there's no choice but to rest the power cable on the floor where people walk. It's been tripped on a couple times, and works just like the old school MagSafe. Also doesn't block the other(s) USB-C ports. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NSRNBPD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The CalDigit TS3+ is an amazing dock. Gives you a ton of ports, and you only attach one cable because it acts as an 85W power supply too. Link to it on Amazon $300
Up to March this year I've had to run Windows on my mac and personally I always used and preferred VMWare Fusion for Mac. And this wasn't just 10% of my work day but using it for a 9-5 job.
If money is an issue then at the expense of a little performance (though things might of changed now) you can try www.virtualbox.org/ which is freely available as Open Source Software without cost. I've used this several times when I didn't have a licence and its works well. Plus, considering you're only going to use is 1-2 hours a day (10%) I think this will do at the beginning.
As for bootcamp I cannot offer an opinion. I never needed windows to have the full power of my MBP and I didn't like the idea of shutting down to swap OS so I stayed well clear. Also VMWare images are portable so I could move them around which is a nice bonus.
Check out https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/base/. I've never used Base before, but I've used other programs in the LibreOffice suite.
>Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users. Base caters to power users and enterprise requirements, providing native-support drivers for some of the most widely employed multi-user database engines: MySQL/MariaDB, Adabas D, MS Access and PostgreSQL.
I hear ya. I’ve rebuilt many a Macs, and the issue I ran into again and again was the type of USB stick. Even though OSX appeared to be installed on the USB stick, something would go awry and trying another USB stick always seemed to fix it. I also use Diskmaker X as my go to software for making the bootable USB stick, but again, even it would fail if the USB stick had issue or wasn’t compatible and don’t ask me why some USB sticks aren’t compatible. http://diskmakerx.com/
Don't worry about it. Intel has three levels of mitigation for making sure that the CPU is not damaged by high temperatures. If you think that the skin of the MBP is too hot, you can increase the minimum fan speed with a program like smcFanControl:
but your CPU should not be damaged by it.
Note: If you put your computer on the edge when operating in clamshell mode (with a stand, obviously), it will cool down a bit with no increase in fan noise.
Here's finally a detailed geekbench and info on the two new GPUs compared to 2017 ones:
It's called iStat https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/
note: It's listed as $10 in the app store but they have it free to download on their site as well.
It is but it's not too expensive for what it can do. https://folivora.ai
If you rarely use the bar then it might not be worth it. There's a free trial, check it out and see if it's for you.
I believe Karabiner can do the first part, at least, and BetterTouchTool the second
The built-in function lets you remap it, but only to a modifier key.
I just got a MBP w/ Touch 15" i7/16GB/512GB/560X Monday.
Before that I had the MBP 15" Late-2013.
Thank you so much for this. I just downloaded BetterTouchTool with GoldenChaos-BTT
The "issue" with QuickTime is that it's encoding the video while you're recording, making the resulting file small enough by using some of your CPU power.
You may want to find something that doesn't encode (or doesn't encode as well). But, you'll then have to encode after recording.
Not sure if this one is faster, but I heard it being recommended by some: https://getkap.co
If you like to nerd out, LittleSnitch is useful and pretty cool. It has a passive mode that will run with the default firewall and the GUI is pretty awesome. Two week free trial.
DVI, supporting both analog (VGA) and digital ; it's DVI-I.
Signal is electrically compatible with HDMI 1.0
If you're in Melbourne Australia, give me your address I'll send you one.
I have this one that I use with my M1 Mac mini and 3 monitors. Had to install displaylink drivers but no other issues.
Welcome! I bought my first M1 MBP in April of this year and I am extremely happy. I did put a case on it (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BC258D8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to protect it.
the 13in 256gb is going for $949 on amazon right now... insane
Anker cables have been good for me. Here's the one I bought when all my Apple cables ended up going bad within the same month.
They're much more durable and are still able to charge everything
Yeah a mouse And get some desk arm or wall mounts for those puppies and free up some desk space! You’re a madman if that’s you’re daily…
ErGear 22-35” Premium Single Monitor Stand Mount w/USB, Ultrawide Computer Screen Desk Mount w/Full Motion Gas Spring Arm, Height/Tilt/Swivel/Rotation Adjustable, Holds from 6.6lbs to 26.5lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084JHNG1R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Q1NB6H915DB74ERYDMMK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This works as a replacement and its better
So I'm using it with this hub -> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYL58Q1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I connected my time machine through USB and didn't see any problems. 2 ports is honestly annoying, I'm coming from 16" and I love the 4 port design.
It's so new that case makers haven't been able to design and manufacture them so far. I've looked up ones coming up on Amazon and found a bunch by searching for "A1707" which is the model number of the 15-inch MBPtb. If you're wondering what I have pre-ordered, I got this one as the company that manufactures it seems to have the best reviews while looking at other cases they've built for other MBP models. They ship out on the 30th, by the way.
looks like it might be a rebranding of some mass market adapter. Here is a similarly rendered one on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Transmision-Connector-Converter-Pixelbook/dp/B07H3JMY2F?th=1
If you don't use your camera often, I would just use a post-it note or a piece of tape that doesn't leave a residue.
However, if you do use your camera (e.g. for video conferencing), then I would recommend these from Amazon. I have them on my MBP 2018 13' and they are thin enough so that closing the laptop is not affected.
There is a nice Anker one on Amazon I have arriving this Saturday. I trust the brand, it has the ports I need and it is not that expensive.
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You need to look for USB-C cables that support Power Delivery.
For best power delivery and data transfer in USB-C, Go with this model. It supports Power Delivery up to 100 watts, and high speed data transfer up to 100Gbps between two devices. That's the best you can get currently, but, the max length on this cable is 3 feet.
There's a cheaper and longer cable (6ft), but it supports only 60W charging max, and only USB 2.0 data speeds.
Why not something like this?
Download an OSX app called Hotspot Shield. Activate it and see if the connection problems go away. Chances are they will.
If that's the case... then your OSX network parameters have become corrupted in some way. Not easy to diagnose or fix unless you perform a clean OSX install.
Very common problem.
Not that cheap , but ive been using Kinston Nucleum for awhile and its worked pretty well for me. No excessive overheating and super reliable so far.
I have this on my MBP 16" https://www.amazon.co.uk/FINTIE-Compatible-MacBook-Protective-Crystal/dp/B09LV4XW4X?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1 (UK Link)
Works well, although I don't use the top case (for the screen) as I have a skin on the lid so the case won't FULLY clip on. There was too much pressure on the screen (imo) when I tried and I just got scared lmao.
Anyway, good nice case. Cheap too.
I'm still looking for a better bottom case, maybe something softer.
Depends, do you have a touchbar? If yes, something is wrong: those two fans sit on the same heatpipe and should always run together. You can check if one of them is not working using an app like one of these:
If you do not have a touchbar, you only have one fan. It sits off center because it uses the same fan position as one of the fans in the TB model.
I did find a fix online. You need to check this link: http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/05/disable-rootless-system-integrity-protection-mac-os-x/
Once you disable rootless system integrity (and remember to enable it again once everything is complete) , you need to delete these files:
This will stop that popup from occurring. http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/216890/disable-device-enollment-noticification-window
Hope everything works out for you
Contexts, and it has a bunch of options, read through them. I use this and Alfred + Swift Switcher (overlapping functionality) as opposed to the dock, mission control, and spaces. This way I use keyboard instead of gestures and mouse.
Check out an app for MacOS called BetterTouchTool if you're looking at a MBP w/ Touch Bar. Makes the Touch Bar actually worth having and fun to use. You can assign different apps to the Touch Bar, along with tons of different other customization options.
Yes, this is the official Android File Transfer Application from Android
Android File Transfer Let me know if you have any other questions regarding this process.
Also yes it is safe to install on your computer. If you receive a warning when trying to open it just bypass it in system preferences.
Phew so many possibilities my boy...
Your connection, Server offering that file, Damaged Ethernet, Melon WiFi card, ISP side issues, outdated equipment.
What’s your ISP? Run a speed test if you’re getting close to what you pay for you’re good there.
Try a download on another file let’s say a Linux iso see how fast we go there. https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/thank-you?country=US&version=18.04.1&architecture=amd64
If those are fine then it’s that server offering that file you were downloading from.
You could cehck temperature with this app.
8GB is not much RAM. You are probably disk thrashing. Check your RAM usage.
Could also be thermal throttling. Download Intel Power Gadget to observe any throttling.
I'd suggest paying ~$15 more for the Colormunki Display, paired with DisplayCAL. DeltaE is significantly better.
Copying a calibration isn't necessarily a good idea due to of production variance. That's why they calibrate at the factory (and indeed some manufacturers have dedicated instruments for a particular model of screen). If they were all the same, they could just calibrate one machine once and ship with that.
I use a software called Onyx. It basically clears up any cache, unnecessary flies, does some cleaning tasks and stuff like that. The first time I used it, I think it saved me like 6-7 gbs of space and it made my MacBook feel much faster. I also recommend researching up Optimization tips and tricks on YouTube or google. I do every once in a while and it helps me a lot.
Here is the link to Onyx if you choose to try it, it’s free.
Looks like you are at 128 GB SSD. Right? The ~3 GB purgable can be recovered by OnyX.
I will say start using an external HDD for your work stuff. If you are going to play games (?) on windows, you will need more space.
I highly recommend iStat Menus or something similar - it gives you a LOT of information about your computer including all the temperatures, fan speeds, cpu usage, memory usage etc. Fully configurable.
Your problem sounds strange - I used several Virtual Machines on my previous macbook with 16gb of ram and it was running fine. I now have 32gb of memory but I need it to run some heavy Windows VMs with memory intensive apps. Never had an issue.
The touchbar is amazing, I guess people hate on it because they don't understand how powerful it can be. I also use BetterTouchTool from https://folivora.ai and it is super useful, both for the trackpad and the touchbar!
I feel like there is probably a much easier way to accomplish this but the app KeyboardCleanTool by the maker of BetterTouchTool does exactly what you’re looking for. Never used it myself though.
Congrats and enjoy :)
If you're used to Windows' wonderful window snapping feature, you should check out Rectangle. It's free and open source, and provides similar functionality on your mac.
I highly recommend getting Rectangle. It brings Windows-like window snapping features to Mac. Unlike Magnet, Rectangle is free and open source as well!
I genuinely love this application.
I'm using barrier to share mouse+keyboard
it allows more sophisticated sharing than a hardware solution. So, you can exit from one screen to enter the other computer, etc.
Let's try to address your worries one at a time.
Yes, you can transfer files from your Android phone to macOS. The Android File Transfer software on macOS is free and seems to work great, all you'll need is a cable from USB-C to whatever your phone requires. If for some shady reason that fails, there are some apps for Android devices that allow doing the same. Otherwise, you can use the inconvenient but still efficient way of going through Google Drive / Dropbox.
I'm not sure what you're referring to there. If you're thinking of some specific software, a quick internet search will tell you if it's available on macOS. Overall, most "classic" apps come natively on macOS (for example messaging apps, any browser, an office suite etc). Unless you're using some very specific software it's most likely that what you want is available. Gaming is another topic, as way fewer games are available on the platform.
You can use Apple music on macOS. It will happen through iTunes, which will come pre-installed. You'll need to log in with your ~~iCloud credentials~~ Apple ID and everything related to your account will be available.
If it has a USB-C end, it can be used on the recent mac devices.
Turn the Bluetooth on, connect to your headphones. Click play on any music player and you're set.
Also, the experience on macOS is different than on Windows, and migrating will ask for a transition period. You should probably watch a few tutorials on how the platform runs, but it's a very intuitive experience.
If you have any other questions, you can ask and you can always try a quick internet search, chances are the answer you're looking for will show up.
Cheers, and welcome to the community.
You are going to need:
We are going to make a bootable macOS usb.
There are a couple of ways that you could go about this:
So iCloud is not going to backup your files automatically; you're going to need to get some Drive space if the free 5GB isn't enough for your stuff and manually move the data to your iCloud folders. 200GB of iCloud Drive storage I believe is $2.99 per month, and there are bigger tiers from there. You don't have to use iCloud either; Dropbox or Google Drive would work for this as well.
What I did/do is use iTunes Match for my old music files; Apple will scan your music files and either substitute them with iTunes versions or upload music there is no match for, and you will have your music available in the cloud. This option is around $25 per year. You can download your music again later if you wish or (as I do) keep it in the cloud and just stream it like you do any other music service.
Yes just the regular one. Mine is running windows 10 on my m1 mac.
Make sure to install Honey extension and apply any available coupons. Might get an $8-$16 savings.
I did their beta or technical preview so parallels gave me a 20% discount when it released.
I've never used it but I'd check jetbrains offerings. The down side is that you'd have to pay for it. (https://www.jetbrains.com/clion/)
Otherwise xcode or just like vscode.
This is very strange. Since the behavior only occurs in a few select applications, at first glance it's likely not TextExpander.
There could be the possibility of conflicting with system autocorrect, but that doesn't seem likely. The only thing I can think of is if 1) you have TextExpander restricted to only accessing a few apps, and 2) you've subscribed to a public group that contains "teh" as an autocorrect snippet. That could possibly (but not likely) trigger a conflict with the system autocorrect?
If it helps, feel free to reach out to our Support team, and we'll be happy to help you troubleshoot it - at least to rule out anything from our end.
We'll be following this thread to see if anyone else raises a better answer. Good luck!
Personally, I prefer to use cooling pads from Innovative cooling for laptops. 1-2 degree difference in temp from thermal paste, and you have to be careful about the install since they're electrically conductive, but you never have to change them.
Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pad – Alternative to Thermal Paste/Grease (40 X 40mm) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CK9SHZG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_V93RWR3Y7E4TETZVXY23?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Quite cheap, however ones for the newer Macbooks may come in a little pricier - not entirely sure.
If you are using Thunderbolt 3 and want speeds as fast as your internal then I recommend the 2TB Sabrent Rocket. I use the same drive on my M1 MBP and love the speeds and the small footprint. Yes it's a little pricy but a normal 2TB Portable SSD that's just USB-C will almost run you the same, it's worth paying the extra for Thunderbolt 3 speeds.
This is the one I use at the office
Tree New Bee Cooling Pad for 15.6... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016PMVM7Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The one at home
Merkury Innovations Laptop... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCSYZG4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
45W is enough to charge the 13" mbp when you are not using it
I've heard of this one https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Universal-31200mAh-External-Notebook/dp/B07S7TK88B that does 100w and would be perfect to charge it under any load
I really love my Moft laptop stand. It adheres to the bottom of the laptop with a super thin profile. When I'm not using it, I forget it's there. It's not obtrusive at all. I've had it for 2 years now and for almost a year of that, I left the laptop on the stand and it's still as durable as ever. I love that I always have the option of raising my laptop up wherever I'm working. If you spend more time at your desk, it may be worth looking into a more permanent one that's less portable.
Not all USB cables support data transfer, most of them on Amazon are charging only. You may look into getting something that supports data and charging like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XG2XXFH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PM9HQW0QB89VX192A1S7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I kept having this problem since I would do work in bed and it would overheat like crazy. I started using a lap desk and having a hard surface helps a lot! I would definitely recommend. Something like this
Or go for a 7-in-1 hub? This one from iVANKY is with 3 USB-A 3.0 ports.
Sounds like a dock issue. Honestly I would not expect this setup to work with DVI-D adapters.
Do you have 2 of these cables by chance? https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL if you do, try bypassing the dock entirely. I imagine it will work.
If I had to guess, your one cable connection to the MacBook isn’t registering as TB3 or something like that and the dock is forcing mirror mode.
Do you have two Thunderbolt ports or four? Are you using a dock? If you have available ports on the macbook you could go with thunderbolt/usb-c to display port cables.
It’s easier to get a thunderbolt dock and plug that into a monitor for that price.
Thunderbolt monitors are $900+
Usb-C monitors are $400+ but have real drawbacks, like this guy with no power delivery to the laptop: BenQ EW3270U 32 inch 4K Monitor | With Eye-care Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HWBGH5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AW9PJG564MQ55FTTDZZA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you want the computer itself to be faster, buy a Samsung 860 EVO, install it in place of the internal HDD, and reinstall MacOS. Profit.
That model was made to be user upgradable. SSD inside the machine is worth it. You can also upgrade the RAM.
You can * run apps from an external, and you *can install MacOS on an external SSD and tether the external drive to the mac at all times, which could make your laptop faster, but your speeds will be limited by USB 2.0. The very best thing to do is put the SSD inside the machine.
First thing you want to do if you haven't already is replace the hard drive with an SSD. And then max out the ram to 8 GB.
Once you have the SSD you'll want this.
That will allow you to clone your current HDD to your new SSD.
Unfortunately 10.5.8 is unusable for web browsing. A 2009 macbook pro can run OS X El Capitan. That's the latest os it can support without patching (a multi step workaround).
But you can't upgrade from 10.5.8 to El Capitan. You have to upgrade from Snow leopard. The easiest way to get snow leopard is to purchase a used installation disc from eBay. They're usually about $20. It's also possible to create a USB bootable installation of snow leopard but that requires pirating a snow leopard .iso and I've had a lot of trouble with that in the past. I'd save yourself the headache and just buy the installation DVD. Usually $15 to $20.
Once you have snow leopard on your new SSD you can download El Capitan from the Apple website. It's easiest just to Google El Capitan OS x and find it that way.
You'll want to drag the installation DMG file to your applications folder. Then find it in your applications folder and double click to open.
If this doesn't work then you want to create a bootable USB with the El Capitan DMG file. There's lots of YouTube videos that explain how to do this. I would use the TransMac program as I've had good luck with that.
Magnetic USB C Male to Female Adapter - LAOSIJI Type C Mag-Safe Converter for MacBook Pro/Air Dell XPS Pixelbook Matebook HP Spectre,10Gbp/s Data,100W Fast Charging,4K/60Hz High https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RGPQ8KH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KVW458207SZJZ9PH8BRC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
First accessory I bought for my MacBook Pro
I used Timetec RAM from Amazon. Works as it should. Just use something you know works based on reviews, etc. RAM can be finicky.
I got a 1TB Samsung EVO SSD and this RAM. They have an 8gb kit too if that’s all you think you’ll need.
That is correct about the fan. Apple doesn’t have fans come on until the CPU gets pretty hot and then starts throttling. You can set the fan so it comes on at a lower CPU temp and the CPU will throttle less. Hopefully just brushing out dust and setting a more generous fan curve will help enough. I wouldn’t bother with the thermal paste unless you think something is really wrong. Macs just tend to run hot and it’s usually not an issue.
Yes you can do that but I wouldn't buy a HDD I would buy an external SSD. Specifically an external SSD with a USBC connection like this . Now to do what you want to do which is install your entire windows OS in that external drive follow this guide. However I would personally do it another way.
The way I would do this is use bootcamp to create a partition of around 50-100gb give or take to install just windows 10 on your Mac's drive. Then I would use the external SSD to put whatever programs you need to run with windows. That way you can save a good amount of space on your MacBook without compromising as much performance.
I personally have not tried any of these methods. I am simply suggestion what I know based off of my knowledge. The only reason I know this stuff is because I might have to do this in the future when I may have to install windows on my 2020 intel MacBook Pro if I dont get a windows machine in the future. But with this in mind I hope I gave you some ideas on what to do OP.
I used to teach two daily 3 hour long zoom classes. Plugged into a monitor, also used iPad side car. About 20 google chrome/safari tabs open. My MBP16 i9 32gb RAM 5500m 4gb worked with no issues. I also use it plugged into a 4K 60hz 43inch tv to work on music production with no issues. I’ve had zero issues with the laptop even when I had a bigsur beta on it. I always have it elevated when doing heavy work/video games. I’ve got a case that has lil feet that prop it up.
Here’s the case I have. It definitely makes the laptop a lot more hefty, but I’m a big guy with big hands so I never have issues maneuvering it about. ProCase MacBook Pro 16 Case 2019 A2141 with Touch Bar & Touch ID, Heavy Duty Slim Hard Shell Dual Layer Protective Cover with Fold Kickstand for MacBook Pro 16 Inch 2019 Release -Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08728WRZR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VZ3XJ5JJWH8Q4PDHK6GT
I have this one on my 2020 m1 MBP
I’d go with DisplayPort if your monitor supports it.
If not, here’s a good HDMI cable
I have a clear hard shell on mine. I like itBelkin Clear if you spend that much you want to keep it looking nice. Also harder to resell with scuffs
I’m using This thing together with One-Switch app which has a Clean Screen mode. It makes the screen black and blocks input from the keyboard.
You just plug this in via USB - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA1T0B/dp/B073H552FJ
This is the newer version: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Touch-Portable-SSD-MU-PC1T0K/dp/B082YGLNGR
I’m using the CRG9 with a 2019 MacBook Pro and it’s perfect. I use a USB-C to Display Port, as I heard the HDMI adapters had some limitations for refresh rates. This adapter specifically - TDBT USB-C to DisplayPort 1.4 8K... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084QG98DQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I don’t enable HDR (HDR content does look great but the desktop just seems washed out in SDR), but have it set to full [email protected] with zero problems.
i'm using this:
hope it helps :)