Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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I cannot find rEFInd installation on my macbook pro to remove it

I installed rEFInd 0.10.3 on my MacBook Pro and after installation by Windows 7 bootcamp installation will not boot; it says "no bootable OS found". If there is a workaround to get this working I ...
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Mac: 3 monitor setup: My desktop set keep switching places between monitors

Situation: I have a MacBook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) And have 2 External Monitors ASUS VS247 Display connected via thunderbolt. On each monitor, I have multiple Desktops/Spaces ...
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On my Macbook Pro, using Safari 9.1.1 pages open in the background with sound

While surfing or reading an article, other windows open in the background and the sound is annoying. I know I can use the "mute other tabs" button, but is there a way to stop these from opening at ...
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Getting maximum resolution via mini display in Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro(2014) and right now I bought an Asus monitor(ASUS VN289H) but I think there is a problem with resolution. I was expected a large display with lots of space but right now I have a ...
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install Macbook drivers with only windows OS in a Macbook

I managed to delete the OSX and installing Windows 10 , but i had a difficulties to install OSX drivers like sound , webcam , wifi ... Since i didn't use bootcamp , and i have windows 10 Alone . how ...
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can a Windows 7 desktop remote control a MacBook Pro to get greater screen resolution, like on a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

Presently, I use Teamviewer to remote into the MacBook, from Windows. But it just uses the same resolution as the little Mac's screen. Is there a way to get more resolution out of a MacBook Pro by ...
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Building an eGPU from scratch for a MacBook Air

So I purchased a MacBook Air Early 2014 model last year, and have realised that my current setup is absolutely useless for playing graphically intensive games if I expect to get over 27fps on low. I ...
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macbook pro gpu isssue

I am also the victim of macbook pro discrete gpu issue. I bought this macbook pro from my colleague. After a usage of 9 months its behaving odd. I have found that this mac has the discrete gpu issue. ...
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Is it possible to boot a PC from Macbook's Target Disk mode?

I want to use a single laptop in all my workplaces so that I don't need to sync OS and app configurations on different machines. I want a single OS (bootcamp) everywhere. Currently I use a Thunderbolt ...
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can't remove 'Everyone' from Macbook sharing users

OS X EL CAPITAN. Sys Prefs > Sharing > File Sharing > Shared Folders = Users > Everyone: is set to Read Only. But if I select 'Everyone' then the [-] delete box is greyed out (disabled). [-] is ...
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Mac is overheating, getting slow and unresponsive without any reason

About a year ago I noticed my laptop is strongly overheating and CPU raises up to 100% percent without any reason. FYI, no special apps are running. Typical apps to raise such beahavour are: Chrome ...
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Connecting 2 Displays with a MacBook in serie does not work

I'm trying to connect the MacBook A1286 / A1278 (got 2) in this following configuration: I can do that with Windows and the monitors just fine. And it works perfectly, but when I try it with ...
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rpcsvchost using 99% CPU on MacBook Pro

Recently I noticed that my fun got really loud even when just doing simple tasks as searching with my browser on Google. The activity manager of my MacBook Pro (Late 2011, running OS X Yosemite ...
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Mac OS Multiple Active Windows

I would like to be able to look at my notes on my laptop screen, while having the ability to change slides on the projector which is acting as my second "monitor". I have extended my desktop so that ...
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Why have multiple PNG files been transformed to glitches on the external hard drive?

Pictures have been made and edited using Adobe Photoshop and saved as PNG on a MacBook If the hard drive of the PC is almost full the edited pictures will be copied to an external hard drive in order ...
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Microphone cable --> Macbook Air

How do I get my microphone cable to plug into my MacBook air? (What adapter is required?) I cannot plug it into my headphone slot b/c I'll have headphones plugged into it, but my firewire and USB ...
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Macbook - Exchange email

I have a HTML email template that has been created for me. I want to save it in a template in an exchange email account so it can be sent as and when its needed. Thanks
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Will a DisplayPort 1.2 2k monitor work on 2560x1440 with MacBook Pro 2015? [closed]

I am planning to venture beyond the magical 1080p starting today and want to get a 2k monitor for my Macbook Pro 2015 13" retina. I am planning on bying http://www.displaylag.com/benq-gw2765ht-review-...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Can't play Facebook videos with Opera browser on a Macbook pro with osx. I know this has been asked before but need more assistance

Cannot play on FB and some other sites. Have found and followed various fix suggestions, like new install of Flash and Shockwave. It just will not play. Message is always "Video unavailable" etc.... ...
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Why doesn't using a combination of display adapters work, such as Mini DP -> HDMI -> VGA?

I had two adapters with me, a Mini DP to HDMI and a HDMI to VGA adapter. I connected my Macbook Air's display out with the Mini DP to HDMI adapter, which was in turn connected to a HDMI to VGA adapter....
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Moving photos from iPhoto to Photos on my Macbook Pro, in El Capitan 10.11.5

I have moved all my pictures from iPhoto to Photo on my MacBook Pro. I then moved all the photos in the old iPhoto Application to the iPhoto trash. My question is (and I admit being afraid) can I ...
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PC Keyboard on Macbook Pro on Windows via Bootcamp

I am thinking of getting a PC Keyboard for my Macbook Pro, but specifically for use when I'm running bootcamp for Windows. I'm assuming it would work just fine, so long as I get the appropriate ...
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MacBook EFI, no sound. Convert to hybrid GBT/MBR?

I only use Windows on my MacBook. So I made a clean installation of Windows without dual-booting OSX. This installation resulted in the Mac is now booting in EFI mode, which led to the sound and ...
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MacBooks cannot ping gateway or internet, can communicate with LAN DNS and other LAN hosts

TL;DR: Problem MacBooks cannot ping gateway and several other hosts within netstat -nr output. LAN DNS is up and functioning properly. Problem Macbooks can access any service on most hosts in the ...
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Can you plug in the 12" MacBook USB type-c > HDMI / type-A / type-c dongle directly into power supply?

I want to plug a display into my 12" MacBook at the same time it's charging. However - this leaves a heavy dongle hanging off the machine - which isn't ideal, specially when using it on your lap. All ...
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OS EI capitan download (getting more disk space)

I can't download OS EI capitan because each time it says I need more disk space. HELP PLEASE. I want it to be free when I get the disk space. PLease!
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Macbook: reduce usable screen area

I broke my screen on 15 inch Macbook Retina and temporarily need to reduce the usable area of screen not to use 2 inches in the bottom and 1 inch on the left side. Wonder if this is possible :) ( ...
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Macbook type A1181 sluggish after repair. What could have gone wrong?

I had to replace the CPU fan and the inverter cable of this macbook. I followed the guides at ifixit: Repair guides for MacBook Core 2 Duo After reassembly the screen and the fan worked properly but ...
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How to use the left CMD key as colon/semicolon? [duplicate]

The colon/semicolon button doesn't work on my macbook pro because i spilled water on it. I don't ever use the left command key on my Macbook, how can I remap these keys? I have searched the web and ...
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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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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 others)....
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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 i915....
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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?