Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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

I'm having some serious concerns that someone who had possession of my Macbook pro hard drive to do physical cleaning has done something worse. The hard drive is 6 years old and hasn't been ...
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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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144hz monitor connected to Macbook Pro [on hold]

I recently started gaming and purchased a new 144Hz Asus monitor (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) which I have connected via ...
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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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I can't logout of local host

Mac OS X 10.9.5 MacBook Pro So yeah, this is super lame, but i was messing around in terminal and somehow my command prompt is now localhost:~ UserName$ and i can't get it to change back to my ...
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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?
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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. ...