This tip is intended for those who either have, or are considering buying a Mac Mini since it does not take up much space and don't wish to use a screen because you're a Voiceover user who don't need a screenI have created this tip because Apple's support article does not (yet) explain a solution that works. However, I know that they are going to investigate this issue. Can you use a MacMini without a screen?Yes, you can. However, if you do not perform the following steps it may result in random issues, such as:Navigating websites is slow, and in some websites will Voiceover often say: busy, busy, busy when typing text.When you write in TextEdit, the above also occur even if you only write a few lines of text.When the computer restarts VoiceOver does not start automatically.When the computer restarts the checkbox "Use all keys F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys" becomes uncheckedI have also heard that the Finder can be very slow to work with. However, I could not provoke the problem myself.But, Skype was very very slow on my machine. In fact I would say it was unusable. I couldn't navigate to my contacts and it took my 5 seconds to get a call answered.Please note: THe issues mentioned here may not be what you get with a Mac mini. So if you know some other issues please let me know. Is there a solution?Yes, there is a solution. This requires two components. You will need the following:First A VGA adapter that you can buy when you order your Mac.Second A VGA to RCA box if you live in Europe.Please note: If you live in the United States, it is a VGA to NTSC box you need.The VGA to NTSC or RCA adapter is not easy to get. I have unfortunately no specific model number or a specific manufacturer to recommend, but may instead recommend that you contact a typical electronics business if you are in doubt. I nearly bought a total wrong adapter when I tried doing a search for it online, therefor this advice. Here's how to do when you have the items mentioned above:First Turn off your Mac.Second Connect your VGA adapter with VGA to NTSC or VGA to RCA box, depending on where you reside.3rd Connect the box to your Mac via the Thunderbolt port with the VGA'S adapter where the box is connected to.4th Start your Mac and open the system preferences and open: screen. To the right of the two tabs you should hear VoiceOver say: Image, you now have a MacMini which should be fully functional.I hope this tip was useful for some of you. Any feedback is welcome.
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