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How to type "@" on a Macbook 2.1

Go to System Settings Choose Keyboard And activate "Left Alt" as "Key to choose 3rd level" in the Options Tab
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In what looks like a forward-looking change according to issue #5 on the stylesheet's GitHub repo, apps have to request the rounded corners via a class in elementary's GTK+ stylesheet. See pull ...
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Can Elementary OS be made more like Mac?

I love elementary OS, and use it my self (and have) for a long time now. However, I would not recommend it for this endeavor. I'd go with something that is highly customizable (and meant to be ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

Try creating your bootable media with the app Etcher (https://etcher.io/). It has been the only app I have used where the bootable media is recognized in all the hardware I have used it with. Good ...
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Can Elementary OS be made more like Mac?

Out of the top of my head, I can recommend this short YouTube video. It contains a lot of information on apps and themes you'd need to install and configure in order to get a mac-like look and feel (...
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MacbookPro5,3 (mid-2009) won't boot elementary OS

I have exactly the same laptop and I had the same problem. Press e on the selected option, after quiet add nomodeset and press F10 to save changes and boot. Keep in mind that after installing Freya, ...
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What might cause Files to abort or fail a big copy?

There are a number of outstanding issues reported against Files in relation to file operations involving very large number of files. Files is currently best used for small to modest amounts or data (&...
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Installing Elementary on an iMac Pro

As the Mac is quite new I believe it has a T2 security chip (even though it doesn’t have a fingerprint reader which is generally the give away that a T1 or T2 chip is present on MacBooks). The way the ...
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Support for Original Mac Pro 2006

To install on a 64-bit Mac that uses a 32-bit EFI you'll have to go Matt Gadient's website and download a slightly modified version of elementary OS 5.1. Burn a DVD if you can, the author strongly ...
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Can I put Elementary OS Juno on my macbook 4.1?

Installing Linux on a Mac isn't quite as straightforward as installing it on an older Windows machine, and you need to make a few tweaks in the installation process. You'll need a USB Thumb stick (...
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Swapped keys with French macintosh keyboard in ElementaryOs

I use an app called KeyMapper to modify my keys. In my case, I'm using it to make Mac's COMMAND -> CONTROL and the native PC keyboard ALT -> CONTROL. https://github.com/sezanzeb/key-mapper
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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

For me, recovery mode is automatic if the hard drive is blank and will try to talk to Apple via a network connection to install MacOS, run Disk Utility, Terminal, etc., though it takes a while. You ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

just remember that elementary 0.4 Loki doesn't support 32 bit processors
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No video on Mac Mini over HDMI

So the thing that worked was simply unplugging the HDMI cable and plugging it back in, I have to do this after every reboot, it's a bit annoying but manageable.
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

I use elementary OS freya and there is a GUI app for powermanagement. Remove all instances of sleep, suspend and hibernate. You can leave turn the display off. That disables automatical suspend, but ...
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

You could install Caffeine from ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa. It runs as an indicator and can be used to prevent suspension. You can also try this method, taken from Ask Ubuntu: For me it is ...
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Window title bar buttons style

On elementary OS you have a maximize and a close button. There's no need to minimize because closing an app and opening it again will also open what you were working on before. This only works with ...
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dual boot loki + osx on mac mini

I run elementary on a mini. I've run dual boot and just elementary. I've always had more luck with refind than with just grub. It can be installed but you have to disable system integrity protection. ...
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Macbook Air webcam not working

bcwc_pcie is an experimental "Linux driver for the Facetime HD (Broadcom 1570) PCIe webcam found in recent Macbooks". Install directions here!
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How can I install Elementary OS Freya 3.2 64bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1?

The Mac Mini 1.1 was a Core duo, not a Core 2 Duo, and 32-bit only. It might work with a 32 bit version, but I'm guessing that the slight difference in the architecture might be the problem. From ...
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Can't install from USB on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

HiDPI displays (like the one in your retina Macbook) aren't yet supported by elementary OS. You won't have a good time trying to install on this hardware. As you've noticed, the installer especially ...
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