Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Can't remove items (torrent files) from Folx that were failed to load

Can't remove few items after the torrent files was not loaded. Most probably the files were corrupted. Have no clue at all. Btw I am running Folx 4.1.12414 on OSX Yosemite. Any kind of help is ...
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My new monitor seems to have a yellowish tint. Is there any way to deal with it?

So I bought a new monitor http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS27D590PS/ZA to connect to my MBA. However it seems to have a quite obvious yellowish tint with its display. I also encountered a ...
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MacBookPro 5,1 - Windows 10 - Right Click

Anyone have any ideas on how to get right-click to work on Windows 10 installed via bootcamp on an older Macbook Pro? Every version of apple's windows bootcamp drivers that I've tried to install tell ...
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Macbook Retina USB-C with a 1440p display over HDMI

Regarding the MacBook 12 inch, I would really like to know if the USB-C HDMI Apple dongle will support 1440p or higher? And which 27inch monitor supports that resolution over HDMI? Is this ...
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Kali Linux Wireless MacBook Air (Early 2014)

I have an early 2014 13in. MacBook Air that I recently dual-booted Kali Linux onto. My problems is that the wifi will not work, and iwconfig returns only "lo". I have tried to install the broadcom ...
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recover invisible folders caused by mac osx disk eject

I have 2TB Adata USB 3.0 hdd. I connected it to mac book pro and due to wire issue the hdd got disconnected. After the incident the hdd's ntfs partition shows space full but not showing all folders. ...
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My computer doesn't recognize the monitor's resolution on some VGA cables, what's going on?

My Mac doesn't recognize my TV's resolution on (so far) 3 VGA cables I've tried but it works just fine using other seemingly old VGA cables. My roommate had the same experience on Mint Linux. What's ...
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Default internal hard drive settings on a Macbook pro

I have two questions about what the default settings on a 2009 Macbook pro internal hard drive are (when you first purchase a new one): 1) Format: Is the default hard drive format when you first ...
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Network Attached Storage with USB Storage, Macbook HDD, and Raspberry Pi

I have an old Macbook 13" and i want to make the HDD into a network attached storage device. Basically tear the HDD out, attach it to a USB storage device, and connect that to a Raspberry Pi. I want ...
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how to do a batch upload to address book in mac mail

is the a way to find a list of all email addresses of people to whom I have sent and received mail - I unfortunately never added them to my contact list. and I now need to find a way to do this as a ...
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Macbook Pro and Acer external monitor text rendering

I just purchased this Acer B276HUL 27 inch IPS monitor from amazon and connected it to my Macbook Pro (late 2013 with retina display) with a thunderbolt to display port cable. The resolution of the ...
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Is there any way to cannibalize a Macbook's screen as a secondary monitor for a (Windows) PC?

I've got this 2009 macbook pro that I haven't touched in a while. It barely runs, but lately I've been thinking it'd be useful to have a second monitor for my desktop. I've looked into directly ...
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Word doesn't let me navigate to where I want to save my document

When I try to save my document, Word only lets me select "Favorites" or "Recent Places". If I select Desktop, it does not let me drill down from there. I am on a 2014 Mac Pro.
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SCP Transfer in Mac the result is LS_COLORS='';

I'm having trouble copying files via scp it says LS_COLORS. Here is the result: Jehcys-MacBook:~ jehcyadorna$ scp jason@lvlivefeed1.com:/var/www/html/FamilyHelpNetworkUSA.com/images ~/Desktop/ ...
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Macbook Air 2013 SMART Failing SSD - OSX/Bootcamp Cloning

I have a 2013 Macbook Air with a 512GB SSD that came factory installed. As of the last couple of days I have been getting an error when booting in to Windows 7 stating that the drive is going to fail ...
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Variable ping on MacBook Pro to router over WiFi: what could be causing it?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that is experiencing very variable ping responses over WiFi. Coworkers using the same WiFi network do not experience the same problem, so it seems that the problem can be ...
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6 year old Mac Hard Drive “date created” and “date modified” changed to 2 weeks ago

Edit: deleted because I made a mistake in providing the original situation / scenario. The "hard drive" dates were not changed ... I was mistakenly looking at the child "volume" "Alias" which always ...
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Does bad electrical grounding mess up a laptop?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro retina display. When I use the 2 pin charger, and I touch the surface of the laptop I can feel electricity passing - basically laptop is vibrating softly. When I ...
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Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro retina and I want to connect a PCIe based wireless card to it . Actually I want use a wireless card supports the ath9k open source driver. There are multiple devices but most of ...
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Troubleshooting advice for Yosemite macair2014 not booting past 50% loading bar?

There is this macbook air 2014 version with latest os x that I have to get operational without loosing data on hdd, currently stuck on 50% boot loading and popping error when forcing it to try and ...
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When you transfer files off a macbook hard drive to another device, is there a log/record of it?

If someone takes out a Macbook Pro hard drive with an enclosure to transfer files to another device …. is there any record/log of it (on the Mac hard drive that was taken out)? I'm talking just the ...
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MacBook Ubuntu - Left Speaker not working properly

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 onto my Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) by using rEFIt. As the GRUB-install failed the first time, the second time, everything was fine. I later recognized, that the audio ...
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MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite

My Passport 0730 1tb won't appear on may MacBook OS X Yosemite.Where can I see it on my system?I tried on my windows 7 toshiba satellite but still won't appear.
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MacBook Pro - Install CentOS 5.7

Apologies if this appears to be solved by Google searches, but I've searched and tried all sorts of suggestions for 2 days and still cannot get this right. I would like to install CentOS 5.7 on my ...
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Can I use a DisplayPort cable to connect from MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt port to a DisplayPort monitor and maintain 4K resolution 60Hz

My purpose is to connect a MacBook Pro to an HDMI/DisplayPort monitor and maintain 4K resolution with 60Hz. But since MacBooks still lack support for HDMI2 and Thunderbolt cabels are expensive, I ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 memory usage on the high side. How to lessen or improve

I bought a Macbook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It comes with 2GB of memory but it using alot of it from looking at the Activity Monitor. Here's what it shows: Free: 140 MB Wired: 441.4 MB Active: ...
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How to use windows for creating a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite flash?

I have windows 8.1 and my another device is Macbook air mid-2011. My Macbook air OS didn't startup and I unintentionally erased my Macbook HD partition. Now, I only could access my restore part of ...
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Strong “Force Touch” feedback for normal clicks

On my new Retina MacBook Pro with the "Force Touch" trackpad, the click feedback feels disappointingly weak compared to the physical click of the old trackpad (and my Magic Trackpad). However, the ...
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Macbook Pro resolution difference 13inch VS 15inch (March/May 2015 models)

I have a question about supported resolutions on Macbooks (2015). The apple site states that the 13" Pro model supports, with Intel Iris 6100 graphics, a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The 15" Pro model ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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Printer does not print until the MacBook's (on Win 7) spooler restarted

I've got two printers connected to a server via USB and then shared back to the users over the network (using AD). Now all the users can print except for one. Its one our director who uses her own ...
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MacBook Pro retina 2013 with Yosemite 10.10.3: Severe Wi-Fi issues only on main account

In the last few weeks my MacBook Pro has developed increasingly severe Wi-Fi problems. At first it would drop connection every 10 minutes or so, but now it cannot find a network at all. In fact, the ...
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Cannot log in to MacBook after keyboard went crazy

so, here's the likely scenario: I took my macbook out of the backpack and opened it up after about 16 hours. Battery is quite full still. Also pulled out my wireless logitech keyboard which was "on" ...
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Set up MacBook as a WiFi hotspot

I would like to use my MacBook as a WiFi hotspot to allow other devices (specifically my Android phone) to use the Internet through it.
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How to remove viruses on macs?

I think that my macbook pro had a virus since all issues that it had disappeared after I restored it to factory settings. i would like to know how to remove viruses without resorting to this extreme ...
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Logitech Keyboard on MacBook Pro - right Ctrl key not mapping correctly

I have a MacBook Pro, and plugged in a wireless mouse/keyboard combo. Mouse works fine. Because of my PC familiarity I go to: System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys And switch the ...
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colorize files on MacBook terminal

I have a dedicated remote Linux server, and was able to add this code to my ~/.bashrc file: alias ls='ls --color' LS_COLORS='di=34:fi=0:ln=36:pi=5:so=5:bd=5:cd=5:or=31:mi=0:ex=35:*.rpm=90' export ...
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Install Windows HDD into MacBook Pro and boot Windows 10 TP

I have two laptops. One is running Windows 10 Tech Preview and the other is a MacBook Pro. My question is if I were to remove the internal Hard-drives from both computers and install the Windows HDD ...
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Wi-Fi still connected while MacBook in sleep mode

My brand new MacBook is still connected with Wi-Fi even after I put it in sleep mode. I discovered this when I pinged the MacBook's IP address from another machine accidentally. Is this normal? Or a ...
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Sugar on a Stick Installation on white Macbook 2009: Don't

This is more a psa than a question. If you know better where to post, please let me know. I have been trying to install sugar (not) on a stick on the main drive of my daughters white macbook, 2009. ...
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Replace MacBook Air 11-in SSD with the 13-in's SSD

Is it possible to replace the Macbook Air 11-in's SSD with the 13-in's SSD ? (since the SSD in the 13-in model is 2x faster, looks like they are the same size...) *Latest models - early 2015.
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Activate “Reopen Windows When Logging Back In”

I got OSX Yosemite 10.2.2 and even when I Check Reopen Windows When Logging Back In before shutdown then when I start my last windows are not reopened. How to solve this please ?
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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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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?