Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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How to identify a good battery for MacBook Air? [on hold]

My MacBook Air (Core i7" 1.8 13" Mid-2011) needs a new battery. At various forums you read to make sure to buy a high quality battery, but looking around on the web, it's not clear how to identify ...
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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Mac OS X applications downloaded from Internet stuck with “circle with diagonal line” icon [closed]

I downloaded iSkysoft iTube Studio from the internet and when I click on it, this circle with diagonal line pops up and tells me you cannot use this version of the app iSkysoft iTube Studio with this ...
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MacBook Pro 15 late 2013 yosemite 10.10

I'm trying to enable some drivers in my mac and I'm typing this on terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and press "Enter", but nothing happens..., no password requested...what can I do? ...
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Is it possible to force 2560x1440 over HDMI on mid 2010 Macbook Pro?

I am trying to use my mid 2010 macbook pro over one of the two available HDMI ports on the monitor (displayport taken by primary pc). Whenever I connect with the equipment below I can only select ...
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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Getting Tilde ~ where I want it

I'm from Sweden, but since 10 years back I have always bought computers with English-US layout, as I prefer that and is more suitable for programming. The Swedish layout doesn't work for my ...
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Yosemite wireless internet sharing < channel 11 unusable

i am trying to create internet sharing through wireless on my MBP Early 2011 @ Yosemite 10.10.2 following this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18704?viewlocale=en_US Now when I open "Wi-fi" options ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not ...
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Yosemite Dark Menu Reset

The dark menu in Yosemite reset itself back to light coloring every couple days after waking up. This only happens to a Macbook Pro 13" running 10.10.1, but on my work Pro 15" running 10.10.1 it ...
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Nec PA272W and MAcBook Air 2011

Can a 2011 MacBook Air 4,1 drive a NEC PA272W monitor? I am planning to use Thunderbolt to Display Port adaptor. Will it work through a Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Hub?
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Bridging Bluetooth devices with OS X 10.9 MacBook Pro

I have an iPhone 4 (Bluetooth version 2.1), a MacBook Pro running Mavericks (Bluetooth version 4.0) and a small drone that can only communicate via Bluetooth 4.0. The software to control the drone is ...
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pointer has life of its own (MacBook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro, and the mouse is randomly moving around, but it seems to be happening at only one place. At my local Starbucks. My Bluetooth is disabled, I have not installed any software ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I created a password for WD Elements 2T USB 3.0 external hard drive and I just forgot it. Is there a way to retrieve it or a workaround? My operating system is OS X Yosemite
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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MacBook retina screen compatability between 2012 & 2013 models

Are the screens compatable on 2012 and 13 models of the 15" Retina MacBook? If I had a working laptop with broken screen 2013 and a broken laptop with working screen 2012 could I use the screen on ...
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Fusion 7 on Macbook Pro Early 2011

I have been playing with Fusion 7 on my MBP. 16GB Ram, i7 @ 2.3 GHz, 500GB HDD. Background: Installed ESXi5.5 and vCSA ovf. I set up the Host VM and vCS Appliance without any issues and it worked ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Remove Mac OS partition on 2011/2012 Macbook Air

My 2011/2012 MacBook Air is currently bootcamped with a Mac and Windows 7 partition. How do I remove the Mac partition? I never use it and I heard battery life is better when you're only running on ...
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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Directly connect MacBook to Linux desktop via ethernet for fast SSH?

I am looking at building a Linux desktop—desktop only; no monitor support—and getting a MacBook Pro as my main computer for mobility. I would like—while I am at the office—to basically use my MacBook ...
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Excel - creating a graph based on single column results

I'm using a mac with office 2011 I have a gender conlumn like so: gender ------ male male male male female male male male male female and would like to get a graph that will show 20% females, ...
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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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How to connect a MacBook to two external monitors

I'm trying to connect my two monitors to my old Macbook (2008) with one Mini DisplayPort connection, but I only get my two monitors showing up the same thing on the screen with a splitter. I want to ...
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How do I turn off MagSafe light?

When I go to sleep at night, the two green lights (emitting from both sides of the MagSafe connector of my 13" MacBook Air's power adaptor) light up my whole room. How do I turn these off? I ...
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Prevent MacBook from Booting

I am looking for a easy way to make the MacBook un-bootable? I am trying to get my kids to focus on homework instead of going to Facebook, etc. We have a second computer in the kitchen which they can ...
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MacBook Pro, Windows wifi does not work after wakeup

I have a MacBook Pro 15 with Windows 7 installed through bootcamp. Wifi works fine but after wakeup my computer is not able to detect any wifi networks. I have to restart the computer to make it work ...
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Different monitor setup at multiple workstations

I have my monitors at work set up to the left of my macbook, and at home to the right. Based on the way my monitors are mounted, I can not change their location to be the same in both of my ...
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How do you connect Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to a MacBook with one audio output?

I usually connect my Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to my desktop PC. This PC has rear, front, and center audio outputs in the back, perfect for 5.1 speakers. Recently, this PC started freezing and ...
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Where Logs about User Boot on OSX?

My friend installed Yosemite OSX to his Macbook pro. For some reason, it is lagging in the booting very much; many others have the same problem in some Macs. Mine not in the newest Macbook Air. I ...
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Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?

Would the USB ports on a 3rd party monitor work on MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt? I have a MacBook Pro 13" from ~2012 (13", no retina, i7 model) that I'm still pretty happy with. Now I'm sick of ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Display content off screen when running game (MacBook retina)

When running The Evil Within on my MacBook Pro with the GT750M, the content is offset when the game is in fullscreen mode like this: I've installed the latest NVidia-Drivers and it's all working ...
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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 Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a 512GB SSD in my 2010 MacBook

The Mac OS X 10.10 (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 ...
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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...