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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on November 29, 2022, 05:59:39 PM »
I “suggested” that you enabled Screen Sharing” on ALL your computers, not just one or two or three. You can only see the screen of one computer on another computer if the screen you want to see has screen sharing enabled.

Secondly, did you view the Apple Support links I gave earlier?

Lastly, many monitors will have a set of resolutions available. Those should show in the “Scaled” section of the Display pref. Please remember individual System Prefs will vary from one computer to the next, even if both are running the same OS version. I have only Catalina and Big Sur. I cannot see or speak to any OS older (or newer) than those.

I suggest you stop trying to use Screen Sharing for a while and concentrate on getting the monitor to work on the new mini.
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Community / Re: 2022 - My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on November 29, 2022, 10:44:33 AM »
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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Raven on November 28, 2022, 11:15:37 PM »
It's totally not working for me after hours and hours at this today!
I have enabled sharing on both my MBP and iMac. I cannot see the Mac Mini on either device. The only place I find the Mini is in the side bar - LOCATIONS/NETWORK/MAC MINI. When I double click that icon, I get a blank window and it says "not connected."

The only place I can see a normal resolution of my new Mini is by using an HDMI cable to my LCD projector. Everything looks and works great on my wall! I can scroll my mouse and add text like I should.

When I connect the new mini to the LG monitor with the HDMI cable and adaptor, all I get is a very poor resolution screen that goes beyond the edges. If I have to try another SCALED number in System Prefs/Display, I have to disconnect from the monitor and connect to the LCD. It shows many resolutions available, and they are not the same as your screen shot. Is there ONE magic setting, or is there something I still am not finding?

Also, after 5 minutes the LG monitor goes to black (sleep?), and I have to hard reboot the Mini to get back to the low crappy resolution. For a split second the Apple logo shows on the screen in its proper resolution. And then I have to re-enter my Wifi password.  :mad:

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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on November 28, 2022, 04:54:01 PM »
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Any idea how to get the monitor working properly with the new mini?
Yep! Screen Sharing, again. Use your iMac to look at the screen of the new mini, you did set Screen Sharing enabled on all your computers, right? On your iMac access the new mini's screen. Open System Prefs on the mini, try different scaling choices. Screen Sharing make go blank/black while the mini makes the changes. Be patient.  :toothgrin:
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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Raven on November 28, 2022, 04:19:34 PM »
Xairbusdriver,
So, I was finally able to migrate files from the 2011 Mac mini to the new mini (OS12.6) via Wifi. I had to use an LCD projector as a monitor for the new mini with an HDMI cable and the LG monitor for the old to work both displays.

After that, I hooked the LG monitor to the new mini with the existing VGA cable & HDMI adaptor, but the resolution on the monitor is so coarse, the text is barely readable. I had to re-hook the LCD projector to go through the mini's start up settings.
 
Then I rehooked the new mini back to the LG monitor and the screen stayed black. Nothing readable. Even though the monitor power light was on. I retried all this and the monitor came back on in the previous coarse resolution mode. Very hard to read anything in System Prefs. Any idea how to get the monitor working properly with the new mini?  :wallbash:
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Community / Re: 2022 - My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on November 28, 2022, 10:17:40 AM »
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Tech / Re: Adobe CS6 issue
« Last post by jchuzi on November 28, 2022, 06:42:33 AM »
This is a shot in the dark, but you might try using Fontbook (in /Applications) to resolve duplicates and/or check for corrupted fonts.
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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on November 27, 2022, 10:14:33 PM »
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Not sure how to enable my MBP from the old mac mini?
You "enable" Screen Sharing in each computers System Prefs before you actually share anything. Go back to the Sharing section of your old mini (connected to a monitor and keyboard, of course) and put a check mark in the Screen Sharing. Also enable File Sharing while you have that mini accessible. Write down the vnc:// "url" (red text below) that shows in the text just below the green dot and the "Screen Sharing: On". Mine shows the following:
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Other users can access your computer’s screen at vnc://192.168.0.183/ or by
looking for what-Ever-You-Named-Your-Old-Mini in the Finder sidebar.
Your actual IP number will likely be different, of course.

Now, swap the monitor and keyboard to the new mini and do the same steps as above.

Next, follow the above steps in the MBP and the iMac.

Now, any of your computers (when they have a keyboard and monitor attached) can share the screen of any other computer you have. Sorry if I have confused you. Try this Apple Screen Sharing Support page for their instructions.

Check the Display section of System Prefs for help in selecting the scale settings for your new mini. Apple Display Settings Support page (Be sure to select the correct OS on that computer).
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Tech / Adobe CS6 issue
« Last post by Raven on November 27, 2022, 07:22:37 PM »
Last year I transferred all my Adobe CS6 apps to a newer 27" iMac with MacOS 10.14.6 which is the last OS that allows me to use those apps. I do not want to convert to Adobe's Creative Cloud format and then pay a monthly fee forever. I only design a few projects a year. It took weeks to make that transition and had to find an Adobe person in India to move ALL related files from my old 24" iMac to the newer one. What a process!

The ONLY issue I have is using fonts in InDesign CS6. Every few minutes the text box will go blank. When I move it a bit, the fonts come back and I can continue editing. If I go out of the app and come back, it works again. For a while! Very annoying and time consuming.

AND the drop down font palette in the menu bar will suddenly show no fonts at all. I try to scroll to the top and guess where the specific font is that I need to change - italic, bold, regular. If I get the wrong one, I try again until it's the one I want.

There must be a setting or font conflict in CS6 that is doing this when the apps were transferred to my 27 iMac? But I can't figure that out. Any ideas? Adobe won't tell me as they want me to upgrade to CC.  :upset:
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Tech / Re: migrating from old Mac mini to new
« Last post by Raven on November 27, 2022, 07:08:07 PM »
Not sure how to enable my MBP from the old mac mini? Here is the screen shot. How to do that?

Also, when I disconnected the monitor and keyboard from the old to the new, and started the new set up, the monitor resolution image was so low that I can't read any of the text. I even had to hard power down the new Mac mini. How to fix that?
Gees, I thought this was supposed to be an easy process!  :verysad:
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