Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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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MacBook Pro blocks unexpectably and is extremely slow

I have a serious issue with my Macbook Pro, and though I called the AppCare, it isn't resolved yet. Basically, my computer was working well before last night when it went crazy. It suddenly blocked so ...
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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 ...
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MacBook Air - No internal speaker sound after boot (icon not greyed out + no red light)

I don't know when I've started having this, but with my MacBook Air 2015 13", the volume icon only shows "Headphones" as an output device option. The icon is not greyed out, nor is there any red ...
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MacBook Pro Key getting stuck or won't register

The 'e' key on my Macbook Pro (Late 2013) is not working properly. It works maybe 50% of the time. When I try to press 'e' over and over again, it eventually acts like it's stuck down. I've taken off ...
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MAC: Make a Hard drive mount on request only

I am replacing my internal HDD with an SSD. I am going to mount the older 1TB HDD on a HDD Caddy in my laptop. However that will only be used for time machine backups and long term storage of files. ...
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MacBook Pro connecting to 802.11g protocol instead of 802.11n

I have an early 2011 MBP 15" running El Capitan OS X. Late last week I upgraded my ISP internet from 20 mbps to 40 mbps. I connected my laptop to the router with an ethernet cable and it was testing ...
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Windows 10 on MacBook 2009, OSX gray OSD “icons” missing

I had Windows 7 on my old MacBook Pro 2009. Had Boot Camp properly installed, everything worked, I had nice gray OSD "icons" in Windows when pressing brightness (F1/F2) keys for example. Then I ...
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Hard disk Macbook Pro - Error 254

the hard disk of my macbook pro is crashed. I am trying to recover all the data from it but it doesn't work. This is what i've done yet: In disk utility i tried to recover al data. Then i got the ...
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Are these characteristics are present in CODA

If you select a word the similar words will be selected and if you select a opening tag the closing tag will be selected
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How to disable “Ctrl+Shift+J” shortcut on a MacBook Pro’s Japanese keyboard?

Is there any way to disable Ctrl+Shift+J shortcut on Mac Japanese keyboard? As you can see from this article it switches to hiragana Ctrl+Shift+J switch to hiragana input I’m on Mac OS X ...
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How to disable or delete guest user account from my MacBook Pro

In "Users and Groups", I see a "Guest User" listed there as "Login only". However I do not want this user account. When I try to uncheck the "Allow guests to login this computer" for this user, I ...
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No sound from MacBook Air (Mid 2013) from headphones or speakers and even if I install Windows 10 on it

I’m using MacBook Air (Mid 2013) model. I just realized sound is not coming out of this MacBook. No sound from internal speaker an no sound from headphones. I tried resetting PRAM, merged all ...
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Chrome occasionally automatically scrolls up the page when selecting from webpages( youtube )in Macbook pro

Specs: macbook pro 15'. OS X Yosemite. Chrome:Version 45.0.2454.101 (64-bit) I have encountered this weird phenomenon but I am unable to find any relevant informations on the web. I tried to select ...
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Panic report or Crash report not generate after system crash on 10.10.5

We have application and driver for our USB device. 10.10.5 System crashing while executing some steps on our application. Which looks like our driver is creating crash, but after rebooting the system ...
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Macbook Mid2014 El Capitan Fan stop working from time to time?

I did a fresh installation with thumb drive. The fan works fine on restart, but suddenly stops after a while. I tried resetting SCM but not working. I also tried to use scmFanControl, not working as ...
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Some keys of my macbook is not working

When I use my Macbook on Mac side, the letter D on the keybord is not working, but when I shift to Windows the letter D works just fine. What could be the problem and what is its solution?
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How do you turn off memory on a Mac?

I have 16GB RAM on my Mac. Instead of physically removing it, is there a software setting where I can make it think it only has 8GB RAM? I would like to understand performance of my application with ...
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Cannot run gimp on macbook

Downloaded gimp via macports onto a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). In the ton of output from macports, I saw no obvious problems. I tried to run without success, however. It just ...
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Mouse and clickpad won't work in OS X 10.6.8

Got an old, but bold black macbook 2006 with 10.6.8/snow leopard. A few days ago, without notice, my trackpad started going mad, quickly evolving to a point in which the clickpad doesn't respond to ...
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MacBook, Use external 4k screen in HiDPI mode in non-native resolution

I am about to buy a 4k screen that has 3840x2160 resolution. However, since I have the late 2013 13" RMBP, my MacBook can only drive the monitor with 30 Hz when I use the native resolution. Therefore ...
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Error while Upgrading OSX El Capitan GM Beta “This core operation is not allowed on a sparse logical volume group”

I'm trying to upgrade my Mid 2014 Macbook pro from OSX Yosemite to El Capitan GM Beta. I have downloaded update today but while upgrading, installation stops and throws the following error. OS X ...