Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Macbook Pro loses internet constantly for a couple seconds

my new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its internet connection every couple minutes. The wifi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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Is wireless headphone with impedance 55Ω convenient for Macbook Pro 2015?

I want to buy Wireless headphone for Macbook Pro 2015 : Resistance:55Ω Frequency Response Range:5-40000Hz Sensitivity:105±3dB Is the resistance value good for Macbook pro ? or Macbook pro's ...
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How to rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages?

How do I rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages? How do I set up unique style for one page in MacOS X Pages? For example, making specific paddings.
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Install Windows 10 on an EFI / hybrid MBR Macbook?

I have an 2011 macbook which has been updated to EFI 1.7. Bootcamp sets up a hybrid MBR to support Windows 7. I need to install Windows 10 on this hybrid MBR setup instead of an EFI/GPT setup ...
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How to always lock Macbook when it's closed

I use a second display at work but don't close the laptop. I want it to lock when it's closed regardless of what peripherals are plugged in. Is there a way to do this?
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forgot my password for encrypted external disk on mac

I forgot my password for the encrypted external hard disk on a Mac which contains important files. How can I recover the password, or open the hard disk? I do not want to lose any of the files. I am ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro save my passwords on Chrome? [duplicate]

Each time I log onto a site, Chrome asks to save my passwords. I click save. And it never saves the passwords. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to change? Thanks,
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Issues with Formatting my Drive on Macbook Pro Retina 13"

I have been having issues with formatting the drive. I have not been able to unmount and it has got the error -69877: couldn't open device. I went into info on disk utility and this is what I found. ...
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Internal SD Card Drive not Returning/Waking up after Sleep/Hibernate

Here is the setup: I have an internal SD card reader in my laptop. It contains a 32GB SD card that contains my research library. Information I use on a regular basis. The problem: When the ...
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Can't ping OpenVPN server using tunnelblick on MAC?

I have a dedicated vpn server at home running debian and openvpn. As far as I know, it works as it should on android, Linux and windows clients. I tested it on wind mobile, public transit, McDonald's, ...
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Triple-boot: OSX, Linux, & Windows with full disk encryption

I have a Macbook Air (MacBookAir6'2) that I want to set up a triple-boot on: Required Operation Systems: OSX (10.11.3) Linux (Debian based: Elementary or Mint) Windows 8.1 Pro The 2 main ...
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Bonjour defeating wireless isolation?

I have two MacBook Pros and a Cisco RV110W wireless router. I have created a VLAN with all ports untagged and I linked this VLAN to a Wi-Fi with the option "Wireless Isolation with SSID" on. From ...
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Mac trackpad jumpy, until video on VLC opened

This is defying logic and I have no way to explain how this could be happening. Since about a couple of days now, my 2015 mac air trackpad has been jumpy (apparently widely complained about by ...
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Why is there an upper limit on MicroSD card adapter?

I'm currently searching for a MicroSD adapter for my MacBook. I saw several adapters satisfying my condition. But most of them had an upper limit on the storage size they support. (Example) This is ...
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MacBookPro available space not correct

Today i was going to clear space on my mac. I did but there is a problem. Disk utility says 40gb free space and available says 70gb. I have restarted my mac multiple times but still the same. A ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 Arch linux fbterm glitches

I'm currently setting up my arch linux uefi configuration on Macbook Air Mid 2013. Now i'm faced with graphical glitches when i'm running fbterm. It looks like this: I was trying to add ...
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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X [closed]

I am an owner of a Macbook Pro for a year already. But at work I work with a Windows laptop. And since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows with just pushing it to the top of the ...
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Cant change resolution on MacBook Pro past 1920x1200

I am trying to set my new MacBook Pro 15" to it's 'retina' resolution of 2880x1800 but for some reason the highest I can set it to in the settings is 1920x1200. I have tried holding the alt/opt key ...
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Buying the right memory for 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I want to upgrade my 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012 to 8 gb RAM (is has 4 gb now). I want to buy Crucial RAM and I selected my Macbook model on their website. The website then shows me all compatible ...
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How do I install El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. I have totally formatted it and installed Win7. Also I have made two partitions (Not bootcamp method) now there's no trace of Mac OS in this MacBook pro. Now I want to ...
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Is “DISKUTIL” available for Snow Leopard 10.6 MacBook Pro?

Is "DISKUTIL" available for Snow Leopard 10.6 MacBook Pro? Is there a way to reach the terminal of OS with a keyboard command when start is running?
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using cp rysnc usb drive on mac.. what am i missing?

I copied a directory to two usb drives. When I do info I see the following: Original Copy: 166,112,874,697 bytes (166.33 GB on disk) for 35,460 items Copy to USB Drive 166,108,302,193 bytes ...
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Wireless network (802.11ac) problems with OS X El Capitan and different region codes

I use an TP-Link Archer C7 v2 as router (802.11ac/5 Ghz) and a Macbook Late 2013 with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). Normal speed in OS X is around 800-900 MBit/s. After wake from sleep or restart i ...
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Take picture on Macbook login (successful or failed)

I'm looking for a way to have a picture taken with the Macbook camera every time there's a login attempt (either successful or failed) and save it to a folder on my computer. From there I know how to ...
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boot camp create windows 7 option can't be marked?

i have a macbook 7,1( mid,2010)based on the tutorial from apple i started boot camp but the create windows 7 option was hidden so i replaced it with boot camp 4(it was 5 before).now the option to ...
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Security copy of my Mac Book Pro HDD failed “Cannot allocate memory”

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro 2011. It does not boot (the charging apple appears and stays there forever), so I am trying to make a security copy of the HDD through the Disk Utility of the ...
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Copy Dictionary Path Button for any folders or files in OSX

I want to know there is any option to get Full directory path in OSX from right click.In windows i am able to get full path from properties folders.But that is possible in OSX MAC. Right Click of ...
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Installing Ubuntu on top of Mac and Windows 7

I have a macbook pro8,1. I could dual boot OSX and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now, I want to triple boot; that is, I want to have Ubuntu too. However, when I run the Ubuntu installer and get to the ...
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“Error: Your PC needs to be repaired”, during installation of Windows 8 on Mac

Im Trying to install windows 8.1 on an external hard drive on my macbook pro without going through the bootcamp process, since it asks for the internal hard drive to be partitioned which is not ...
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Proxychain for Mac os

I would like to tunnel a program from the terminal through a proxy. I know proxychain does that job. Can I get this program for mac? I havn't found a link for it.
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What does this warning on a MacBook Pro mean: “USB Device Needs Power”

I just reconnected my MacBook Pro to all of its normal devices for "desktop" type operation. Now I'm getting a warning: USB Device Needs Power - Connect "Internal Memory Card Reader" to a USB port on ...
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Late 2011 Macbook with Windows 10 - adjustable brightness with main video card?

I recently installed Windows 10 on my late 2011 MBP. All is well, but screen brightness doesn't seem to work with the main video card driver (ATI 6600M) - changing the slider on the UI or with button ...
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bug: launchctl.c:3576 (25952):17: ioctl(s6, SIOCAIFADDR_IN6, &:fra6) != -1

I have an old MacBook 1,1 that when booted in verbose mode gives the following bug: bug: launchctl.c:3576 (25952):17: ioctl(s6, SIOCAIFADDR_IN6, &:fra6) != -1 It also gives another, possibly ...
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Macbook Pro External Microphone suddenly stop working

I have a new Macbook pro with retina display (the 2015 model) and initially the mic works fine. But after a while, it suddenly stop picking up noises and the only way to fix it is to restart. I seems ...
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Why can I access the internet in a browser but not the terminal?

I can browse the internet using Chrome and Safari, but when I use the terminal, I can not. When I try to ssh in the terminal, I get "request timed out" and when I try to ping I get "3 packets ...
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Keep MacBook running with lid closed for specified duration

Occasionally it's useful to leave a MacBook running for an hour or so to complete updates or some lengthy data analysis at the end of the day. I'd like to be able to close the lid of the MacBook or ...
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Macbook small "s” key doesn't work after opening a ssh session in terminal

I have a strange situation with my MacBook. When I open a terminal window, the "S" key works as expected. When I open a ssh session within the terminal window the small "s" key doesn't work. The ...
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Should installation of Linux on Macbook Air (2015) be avoided for any reason?

I bought a Macbook Air (2015), it's on it's way. What I want to do is to install a Linux distro on the computer. Before I do this I just want to make sure that this won't break my computer. Should ...
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Windows 10 Mac dual boot installation . Boot camp folder missing

I successfully installed windows 10 in my MacBook Pro 13 using BootCamp. According to instructions I should have a bootcamp folder in the bootable pendrive which i used to install windows 10. The ...
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Macbook pro 15" 2015 wireless dropping out from time to time

So I just got a macbook pro (earlier this year) and I've started to notice that my internet is dropping out quite frequently. The wireless is still connected but the actual internet itself stops ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2009 Keeps shutting down when on Battery

Recently replaced battery and installed SSD's (Main and replaced cd with 2nd sad). Running ElCapitan. With the power cord attached it seems to be working fine. But on Battery it boots up and sometimes ...
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Upgrade SSD on MacBook Pro

Wonder if 2TB Samsung SSD (850 Pro model) is compatible with my old MacBook Pro mid 2010 i7 15". I know that Samsung SSD's work great with MacBooks, but will 2TB work? Thanks.
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Windows 10, change size options when connected to External Monitor Macbook Pro

I am running Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, with Boot Camp. I am running 2 external monitors that run max resolution of 1920 x 1080. When I am running on the monitors, I need to set the size of all ...
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Limited CPU frequency on Macbook Pro with Windows 10

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro. I removed OS X and installed Windows 10. I installed Bootcamp drivers and everything works great except for one thing. Sometimes, not always, when playing or ...
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2011 MacBook Pro vs 2015 MacBook Air

I currently have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro with 16 GB of RAM and the stock 750 GB hard drive. I have the opportunity to get a 2015 MacBook Air with 8 GB of RAM. I really like having the 17" screen ...
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Bootcamp interrupted while installing Windows 7, Now I couldn't find the partition.

I tried to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp assistant. Bootcamp interrupted while installing. It created a partition, but now the partition is missing. I have pasted the diskutil list result below ...
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Dell monitor stuck in power save mode

I recently bought a Dell P2414H monitor for my office work. Since I am using a MacBook Air, I also bought a Belkin docking station to connect all my peripherals. While all of them appear to work ...
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Why do laptop manufacturers turn off only the backlight not the whole LCD?

I have two laptops, one Macbook and one Lenovo. If I press the Brightness Down button repeatedly, eventually the backlight is turned off completely. The Lenovo also has a shortcut key to turn off the ...
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Is there a way to use a PC as an extended monitor?

I have a Macbook and a PC with an attached monitor. The monitor has only 1 input, so there is no way to plug both in. And, it's a gaming monitor, so I don't think a KVM switch would be a good ...
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Chrome scrolling stutters on Macbook Pro 13 (2015) and doesn't on old iMac 2011

I have an iMac from 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB and I just bought a new Macbook Pro (early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB. I enter the same page on both computers on Chrome and ...