When does an M1 Mac validate its Sealed System Volume? Who designed its display interface? How soon does Find My Mac launch? So many answers found in the log.
M1 Macs don’t use that warren of startup key combinations, but a logical structure of choices, mostly when starting up in Recovery Mode. Here are the full details.
CTS now schedules many important services, including syncing Calendar, Contacts, Messages, running weekly firmware checks with eficheck, and more.
CTS scheduling and dispatch of background tasks has no user interface, and no controls. How can you tell that there’s a problem, and what to do about it?
You press the Power button, but don’t see the normal login window. How to interpret your Mac’s different screens, and what to do about them.
The fine line between precision and obscurity examined in the Finder, against Apple’s Style Guide, and its accuracy. And what does HD stand for?
One feature that many users miss on more recent Mac models is the startup chime. Although once a […]
Looking back three days in the log, to discover when a Mac last booted, and browse the startup sequence in detail – easy using Ulbow.
Knowing the difference helps you work out what to do in response, and how to work out what went wrong.
Diagnostic, Recovery, Safe, Startup Manager, Verbose, reset SMC/NVRAM, firmware restore, Target Disk/Display, Single-User (SUM) in outline.