Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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How can I issue a command on my local machine from within an SSH session?

Example use case: I am working on my laptop running Mac OS X (A) and am logged into my development server (B) via SSH. I have a script which will generate a GitHub URL for the file/branch I ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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Awful beeping sound on boot

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Why is Google Chrome such a big memory hog? [closed]

I've found that Google Chrome starts eating up my RAM like there's no tomorrow. I've used it continuosly (without closing it, and opening it again) for a week and found out that it was using around ...
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MacBook network stops showing Windows laptop if MacBook cover closed and re-opened

MacBook Pro is OS 10.9.5 with Ethernet connection to local router. Windows laptop is Windows 7 Pro with Eth connection to same local router. MacBook Network initially shows Windows laptop. I close ...
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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Can a MacBook Air's Delete key be remapped to “power on”?

For my new MacBook Air, the power-on button requires many tries. Can the Delete key be remapped to be the power-on button?
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Installing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air Mid-2012, I have OSX Yosemite Beta and Windows 8.1 (via BootCamp) installed. I have rEFInd installed too. I would like to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on my MacBook along side ...
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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OSX - How to prevent / remove FDESetup defer that has been set

Yesterday I was at a customers and used their WiFi to get an internet connection during a meeting to demonstrate the solution developed so far. This morning when I try to logo onto my Mac Book Pro I ...
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XNPV Excel function on Mac : not working?

trying to use XNPV (Excel) function on a Mac ; for some reason this does not work yielding only ERROR message (exact same exercise on PC no problem) ; error shows that through the (correctly ...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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have over 8GB free disk and “disk full” message appears

my macbook pro System Version: 10.9.5 Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Hard Disk: 250 GB Memory: 8 GB Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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How do I check the screen size of a macbook pro retina?

My aunt plans to purchase a cover for her Macbook Pro and she is not sure about the screen size. I think that it is 15 inch but I am not sure and would like to verify. Does About My Mac show the ...
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Is it safe to remove extra interface languages?

MacReviver is suggesting I remove most interface languages to clean up 198 MB in my MacBook Air to speed it up. Should I do it? Will it affect any other program adversely?
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Does macbook pro with ubuntu on it supports ethernet or not?

I saw this an it was not clear: Ethernet: It works with a USB ethernet adapter. A thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter works only if it is plugged in before boot. But it stops working after ...
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How can I set download limit for my macbook?

How can I set download limit for my macbook? my internet speed is 1mb/s how can I use only 500kb/s I use OS X Yosemite
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MacBook 2008 blank install OS

So I just got this MacBook 2008 and the hard disk is completely empty. I checked on my Windows computer there is not even a volume on it. How do I go about installing an OS on it? Any OS. I am not ...
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How to Create a VirtualBox like Oracle developer day VM using CentOs?

Oracle has provided us a way to use Oracle Database on Mac with its Developer day VM's. But its of huge size and I couldn't resume the download. So I want to build a VM with Oracle Database installed. ...
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Mac OS X hard drive not mounted from BootCamp

I recently use MacBook White (Mid-2010) that has Windows 7 installed thru BootCamp. From that Windows, I can access Mac OS X hard drive with read-only attributes. Then I decided to upgrade to a ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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What kind of cable do I need to transfer files between laptops: MacBook Pro and Samsung? [closed]

As a target I need to copy files from Samsung to Macbook to reset all hard disk on Samsung.
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2014 Macbook Air performance with Windows 8.1 [closed]

I read in a meta post that this would be the best place to ask a computer / hardware question, so I sure hope I'm not making a mistake posting this. I'm looking for a nice, portable laptop for ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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MacBook Pro 15 late 2013 yosemite 10.10

I'm trying to enable some drivers in my mac and I'm typing this on terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and press "Enter", but nothing happens..., no password requested...what can I do? ...
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Is it possible to force 2560x1440 over HDMI on mid 2010 Macbook Pro?

I am trying to use my mid 2010 macbook pro over one of the two available HDMI ports on the monitor (displayport taken by primary pc). Whenever I connect with the equipment below I can only select ...
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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Getting Tilde ~ where I want it

I'm from Sweden, but since 10 years back I have always bought computers with English-US layout, as I prefer that and is more suitable for programming. The Swedish layout doesn't work for my ...
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Yosemite wireless internet sharing < channel 11 unusable

i am trying to create internet sharing through wireless on my MBP Early 2011 @ Yosemite 10.10.2 following this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18704?viewlocale=en_US Now when I open "Wi-fi" options ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not ...
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Yosemite Dark Menu Reset

The dark menu in Yosemite reset itself back to light coloring every couple days after waking up. This only happens to a Macbook Pro 13" running 10.10.1, but on my work Pro 15" running 10.10.1 it ...
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Nec PA272W and MAcBook Air 2011

Can a 2011 MacBook Air 4,1 drive a NEC PA272W monitor? I am planning to use Thunderbolt to Display Port adaptor. Will it work through a Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Hub?
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Bridging Bluetooth devices with OS X 10.9 MacBook Pro

I have an iPhone 4 (Bluetooth version 2.1), a MacBook Pro running Mavericks (Bluetooth version 4.0) and a small drone that can only communicate via Bluetooth 4.0. The software to control the drone is ...
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pointer has life of its own (MacBook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro, and the mouse is randomly moving around, but it seems to be happening at only one place. At my local Starbucks. My Bluetooth is disabled, I have not installed any software ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I created a password for WD Elements 2T USB 3.0 external hard drive and I just forgot it. Is there a way to retrieve it or a workaround? My operating system is OS X Yosemite
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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MacBook retina screen compatability between 2012 & 2013 models

Are the screens compatable on 2012 and 13 models of the 15" Retina MacBook? If I had a working laptop with broken screen 2013 and a broken laptop with working screen 2012 could I use the screen on ...
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Fusion 7 on Macbook Pro Early 2011

I have been playing with Fusion 7 on my MBP. 16GB Ram, i7 @ 2.3 GHz, 500GB HDD. Background: Installed ESXi5.5 and vCSA ovf. I set up the Host VM and vCS Appliance without any issues and it worked ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Remove Mac OS partition on 2011/2012 Macbook Air

My 2011/2012 MacBook Air is currently bootcamped with a Mac and Windows 7 partition. How do I remove the Mac partition? I never use it and I heard battery life is better when you're only running on ...
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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Directly connect MacBook to Linux desktop via ethernet for fast SSH?

I am looking at building a Linux desktop—desktop only; no monitor support—and getting a MacBook Pro as my main computer for mobility. I would like—while I am at the office—to basically use my MacBook ...
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Excel - creating a graph based on single column results

I'm using a mac with office 2011 I have a gender conlumn like so: gender ------ male male male male female male male male male female and would like to get a graph that will show 20% females, ...
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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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How to connect a MacBook to two external monitors

I'm trying to connect my two monitors to my old Macbook (2008) with one Mini DisplayPort connection, but I only get my two monitors showing up the same thing on the screen with a splitter. I want to ...