Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive, when I first installed it I made it compatible with both windows and mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. But for some reason it works very well with ...
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Error installing Yosemite on 512GB SSD in my 2010 Macbook

The OS X Yosemite installer fails to extract any files onto my drive: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "Essentials.pkg". ...
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how to change font on entire document? Excel 2008 MacBook

I am using Excel 2008 v. 12.3.6 on a MacBook. Have been sent an Excel file which comes up blank -- can change font from Arial (which I cannot see) to Cambria but only one cell at a time. How do I ...
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Forcing 40MHz wireless channel width on 2011 MacBook Pro

My router is a Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless N - 40MHz-wide channels with 300Mbps data rate. My MacBook will only connect using 20MHz-wide channels so I'm stuck at 130Mbps. How do I force my MacBook Pro ...
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Can not access the Internet on a MacBook Pro

I can’t access the Internet using Safari on my MacBook Pro. The file may be corrupted. Is there any other way to connect to the Internet in order to load a different browser?
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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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Close lid on macbook air without changing primary display to the external monitor

When I connect my laptop to a TV, I need to use the touch pad to control the mouse, so the lid needs to be open. So I drag the video player's window to the TV and then want to start the movie and ...
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Why is my MacBook apparently waking up during the night?

I have a bit of Java code that keeps track of the active window of my mac. It produces output like this: 2013-12-02_20:08:36Google Chrome:putting code in wordpress - Google Search ...
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Dual booting Kali linux on Macbook Air (Late 2010 model) booting into OS

There is a problem that occurs when I attempt to boot into the Kali linux OS on my macbook air, in which the screen turns into a jumble of disfigured ascii characters and random coloured pixels. I ...
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Turn trackpad on/off on MacBook running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp

I'm running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro and I use an external mouse. In OSx there is a function that disables the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in, unfortunately this is not the case ...
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problems dual booting Linux on OSX using rEFIt/rEFInd

Firstly let me start off by saying that I am a novice at this type of thing, so any help/advice is appreciated. I'm having problems dual booting on my MacBook with OSX Lion (10.7.5). Trying to ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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Swapping motherboards on the Macbook pro Mid 2010

Is it possible to replace a MacBook Pro (Mid-2010) motherboard with a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 Core i7) motherboard and CPU?
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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1-Stroke to Jump to Top of Page

I've been using a Chrome extension to jump to the top of a webpage, but it started causing problems. I've deleted it, but I really miss being able to hit ONE key to jump to the top. I know the usual ...
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External display on Macbook pro retina not working

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with Windows 8 installed, no OSX partition. Until today I had 2x external displays connected and working, both connected to the 2x Mini Displayport ...
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MacBook Air, Mavericks: 2.9GB of RAM is used at startup

Running: MacBook Air Late 2010, 13 in, 4gb RAM. Only 8gb free on SSD Immediately after booting, I opened activity monitor and this is what I saw: About 2.9GB of RAM already used up, and a list of ...
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No notification when mail get into folders other than inbox(Thunderbird 31 Mac)

I am using thunderbird(31.1.0) mail client in my mac book air(10.9). The problem I am facing with it is I don't get any notification when I get mails in custom folders. I dont find any solutions.
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How do i change the date format to UK in Excel 2011

My Excel 2011 for Macbook will accept input of dates only in US format MM/DD/YY. I would like to enter dates in UK format DD/MM/YY.
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Connecting Thunderbolt Display to Non-Thunderbolt MacBook (mid 2010)

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 / Pre Thunderbolt) and an extra ThunderBolt 27" which I wanted to connect to the laptop. According to Apple and a ton of posts online (dated around 2011) this is ...
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Ctrl Alt Delete on RDP with Macbook installed windows 7

I have Macbook with Windows 7 installed and connected to Windows 2012 server with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. How can I run Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows 2012 Server? Thanks in advance.
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using a PC with HFS+ to pull files off a damaged Macbook Pro hard drive

can anyone one tell me how to use HFS+ windows 8 (that I just bought yesterday, the full 3-in-1 bundle) to pull files off of my macbook pro, model # is A1278, bought new in 2011 with the higest ...
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Suddenly can't open photos in Mac

Yesterday I have renamed all my photos in Macbbok using adobe Bridge. But I noticed today that I can't open large numbers of jpeg files. A few are okay, and normally view-able. but others are showing ...
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bootable usb linux for macbook 2009

I have an old 2009 macbook. Ive been trying to install a linux distro on it. I formatted the drive as a mac os journaled and did the whole turn iso into disk img.dmg and the sudo dd. Still doesnt work ...
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Is it possible to share Wifi through internet sharing from a Wifi connected Macbook pro?

My Macbook's connected to Wifi but somehow my iPhone is not. I want it to be connected through the network sharing of Macbook. I've shared network from Ethernet to Wifi via internet sharing in Mac. ...
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Macbook: Mini-DVI to DVI + DVI to VGA works?

I have a Macbook 2,1 late 2007 and I'm wondering if it's possible to use a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter combined with a DVI to VGA adapter to use a VGA Monitor as a second display screen. Someone has ...
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Moving one hard disc from one MacBook to other one

I'd like to move my 512 gb sad from my old macbook to the new one. But I am not sure I'd face issues with it ? Backing up the entire one with time machine and restoring to the new one is quite ...
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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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Battery indicator not updating in Windows on Macbook Air 13'' (early 2014)

I have just bought my new MacBook Air from early 2014 and I have noticed a problem after installing windows by using boot camp. The battery doesn't show how much time I have got left, and the battery ...
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Trouble with IRR formula in Excel 2008 on MacBook

I am getting an error message for a relatively simple calculation. I am trying to calculate the IRR over a 2.5 year period for a set of data in which -11,000,000 is the initial investment and zero ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Reset a MacBook to original settings without losing the files

I've effed up an installation of at least two software on my Mac. XAMPP and MAMP. I'm pretty sure those two shouldn't mix. Anyway, if all else fails, is there a way to restore my MacBook to factory ...
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A hacker installed vnc & remote management programs on my Macbook

A nasty guy I dated last year secretly installed a series of programs onto my MacBook Pro and I need help with allocating and removing them please. I haven't switched it on for 11 months so it's still ...
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MS word for mac unable to select form field

I have a Word document that has form fields which I can't select or tick any of the check boxes. When trying to select it says "This command is not available because the document is locked for edit". ...
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Which runs cooler: high-spec or low-spec MacBook Pro 15" Retina? [closed]

I live in a hotter climate and am very sensitive to heat in a laptop, and want to get one that causes no problems for me with respect to sweaty hands and fingertips while typing and tracking. I have ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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MacBook Pro HD shows gray progress bar, bar completes and Mac turns off

I've MacBook Pro HD (Late 2011) with Maverick and a Bookcamp partition. Yesterday, when i turn on my Macbook ON, after starting sound, it sows me Apple logo and a Progress Bar. Progress Bar completes ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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Consistently and reliably use Screen Sharing with Back to My Mac

I'm trying to connect to my MacBook Pro at home, and it works only 50% of the time. I want to use Screen Sharing as you can copy-paste, cmd-tab, scroll properly and other things I haven't seen in ...
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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Am I using Fusion Drive?

I just installed a Fusion Drive on my late 2011 Macbook Pro 17". But I'm not sure now if i'm using Fusion Drive now... Here are some screenshots: Can anyone tell me if I'm using Fusion Drive or ...
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trouble getting MacBook Pro Migration Assistant to always work

Am trying to migrate from 1st MacBook Pro to a 2nd and 3rd. But both computers just say "Looking..." Macs are connected through single Ethernet cable. After trying again and again, finally migrated ...
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Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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Macbook Pro second monitor resolution hack?

I've just bought an mini-display to VGA today and attached my monitor to my Macbook Pro to use as an extended screen. Unfortunately the highest resolution available for my second monitor is not high ...
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Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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How do I import photos from iPhoto on an old macbook?

I have an ageing macbook which contains all my photos in iPhoto. I'd like to migrate that onto a windows platform (my new laptop has Windows 8.1 but I also have a NAS running on linux which has ...