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How do you bind a letter key in Mac OS X?

A friend has water damage on her keyboard so the button for letter "t" is not working. The laptop is a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.9. Is there any way for us to re-bind a key for lower-case and capital "t"? ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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1answer
28 views

Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
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1answer
25 views

Determine if Mac laptop is using battery power or wall charger

In the top right of the menu bar it says "not charging" -- but I also have a suspicion that it is not using battery power either. Is there any way to tell if a Mac is using battery power besides the ...
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2answers
715 views

How can I tell if my Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

I know the make and model of my MacBook Pro. I want to know if there is any direct way to know if Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) is supported on that model or not. Model identifier - MacBookPro9,1 Model ...
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27 views

Keyboards - MacBook vs Windows differences

I've used "Windows" keyboards (separate and mainstream laptops), and am now using a MacBook air. Mac's keyboard is obviously different - I mean physically. The keys don't 'sink' as far in when ...
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1answer
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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In permission, it always prompt me to enter password

everyone! I have a little problem in permission, When I'm saving a file or create folder(file).. the MAC OS prompt me to enter a user password.. How can I fix that - (reset the user permission to ...
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Connecting OS X MacBook Pro to DirecTV DVR

I have a DirecTV DVR which soon will be replaced. The local phone carrier has wired fiber-to-the-door and that DirecTV sat service will soon be history. I have irreplaceable video recordings on the ...
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57 views

Mac OS: is there a way to manage battery charge programmatically?

This question is a duplicate of question on stack overflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19168214/mac-os-is-there-a-way-to-turn-off-battery-charging-programmatically I'm curious about is there a ...
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Mac Actions for every key stroke

I am new to mac world. The other day while using the parallels with windows, I accidentally hit a short cut that turned on a weird feature that I dont want it to hang around. Please check the image ...
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Can't log into other computers from my Macbook

This has been very frustrating for me and I can't seem to find any info through a google search. My setup - Mac Mini as a media center, MacBook Air and older Macbook (2005 I believe). I cannot sign ...
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1answer
192 views

Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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1answer
132 views

macbookPro Slows down to half of its processing power

I have a macbook pro 2010 made, core2duo, 4 gb ram and i m running Mountain Lion on it. before few days I was playing 8 ball pool on browser suddenly my system was crashed and shut him self down. ...
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66 views

Dock Disappearing Suddenly / Activity Monitor Flashes And Then Disappears

I have an problem with my MacBook. The Dock disappears suddenly / Activity Monitor flashes and then disappears. I have tried to setup a new user login, it does't work. Downloads and documents are ...
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1answer
213 views

MacBook Pro goes to sleep when phone is on it

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion and sometimes when I place my phone on the computer (usually on the left of the trackpad) the computer goes to sleep with no reason. Although this does not ...
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2answers
471 views

Connect three HDMI TV to MacBookPro

I have a presentation I don't have my HP notebook with my so I'm stuck with MacBookPro 5.5 It has one Firewire port. I need to connect 3 TVs to and I would need to play a different video on each. ...
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1answer
69 views

Incorrect username appearing in Terminal?

The other night, I was looking around on my MacBook's files and I came across a program that was like screen sharing or remote control. I guess it came by default on the computer or something, because ...
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1answer
254 views

How to make the pointer glide on Mac OS X?

I just moved from Dos To Mac. On my old laptop I could configure the touchpad to "glide" with the synaptic driver. That is the pointer would continue to move a bit after I lift my moving finger off ...
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1answer
176 views

Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
2
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2answers
809 views

2011 Macbook Pro internal trackpad unresponsive after cleaning

Alright, didn't think about it while I was doing it, but I cleaned off the body of my mac with a handy wipe like thing since it was getting grimey from my travels. But after cleaning everything off I ...
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2answers
390 views

My 2009 MacBook Logic board failed - options to proceed and how difficult?

Scannerz just gave my MacBook logic board a big fat F! I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion about 3 weeks ago. The system was running short of memory so I upgraded it. The system was running ...
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1answer
65 views

Keep mac desktops in place?

When you have several desktops open, each program in a different one, let's say Firefox in Desk 1 and Finder in Desk 5. When you open a file in Finder that opens in Firefox, it moves desk 5 all the ...
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1answer
68 views

Replace MacBook screen with an external display

I have a unibody macbook running OSX 10.8. I wondered how feasible it would be to use an external monitor instead of the built-in display. I am not talking about plugging in a 2nd monitor (this is ...
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1answer
3k views

How to take photo from the webcamera every time I open my MacBook?

I want to autotake a photo from the camera on my MacBook Air and put the photo in a folder. Is it possible?
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3answers
714 views

Accessing the physical IP address of a computer on my network that is no longer available

I'm trying to find out how to access the IP address + MAC code of a computer (macbook pro) that I once had on my network at home. Does terminal store the 'connected' or 'linked' computer ID or IP of ...
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0answers
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Mountain Lion on an old Macbook - installing via USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install OSX Lion on Core Solo Mac Mini? I've got an old Macbook lying around which I'd like to put to use. Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on the first ...
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Can't see “network” in finder (Mountain Lion)

Can't see the "network" in finder at all. My girlfriend's MBP and old Windows laptop successfully sees all the files, shared from Ubuntu file server, but not my new MBP. What am I doing wrong please?
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1answer
301 views

Preventing closed Macbook from sleeping at startup

I have an old Macbook that I'm going to be tucking in a cabinet for use as a media server. It's currently running InsomniaX to keep it from sleeping when the lid is shut. This works great when I ...
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1answer
613 views

OSX Remapping Physical Trackpad Click for Mac

The MacBook trackpad is a marvellous thing. Assuming that one uses the 'tap to click' functionality exclusively (including the double tap to click-hold within Usability settings) as I do, the physical ...
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2answers
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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1answer
156 views

Move files from laptop without usable screen?

A friend of mine has an older macbook that has a broken screen, and they've since bought a new macbook. I think I've read somewhere (but I could be wrong, I read A LOT of things online) that there is ...
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1answer
1k views

VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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Macbook not going to sleep

My macbook does not want to go to sleep when I close the lid or manually choose sleep from the apple menu. Things I have tried: resetting the PRAM resetting the SMC According to PMSET the ...
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1answer
159 views

How to merge file when unarchive the tarball?

I downloaded a tarball(abc.tar.gz) which has a root folder(abc) and multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc). And I have a folder called Target in machine(macbook pro), with multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc) ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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1answer
606 views

Run Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac but it doesn't work. When the system starts, a black screen appears with the message "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I also tried ...
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1answer
363 views

Which install DVDs do I need to buy to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook?

I want to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook, but I don't have the original DVDs. I'm worried about buying DVDs that will only let me upgrade, rather than reinstall from scratch - the difference ...
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5answers
193 views

Can I reinstall OS X on a MacBook from the setup disk that came with another MacBook?

I have bought a new MacBook Pro and now I want to sell the old one. Before I sell the old machine, I want to wipe it and reinstall OS X. I don't have disks from the old machine - but I do have the ...
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2answers
60 views

Periodically cleaning up spaces on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro(Snow Leopard) runs slowly everyday, I want to know all the possibilities of cleaning up the unnecessy files and folders generated by the machine backup or whatever. I would like it to ...
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1answer
1k views

MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles

I'm trying to use an external display with my MacBook Pro laptop. The laptop detects the display and the display is running at its native resolution of 1680 by 1050. However, there are constant green ...
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External monitor with Macbook - resolution not available?

I'm using an external monitor with my MacBook Pro 13 inch. The external monitor is a Dell 1650x1080 resolution. I'm connecting using a mini display port to DVI adaptor. On a previous MacBook Pro 13 ...
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Fastest way to drain battery

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.1 on a Macbook Core 2 Duo. What's the fastest way of draining the battery without crashing the system and preferable by using some sort of a script?
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1answer
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The 'i' and 'o' keys on my Macbook Air stopped working

It happened overnight, 2 nights ago - I'm not sure what happened, but I've tried spraying compressed air, lifting up the keys and pushing hard, toggling from side to side, pushing down hard on the ...
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1answer
398 views

How do I improve wireless connectivity on my MacBook running Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MacBook and it's great. The only problem is the Internet speed... on Mac OS X it is much faster which doesn't surprise me because both have been optimized to run ...
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1answer
1k views

Disable / enable secondary HDD with OS X?

I have installed a second HDD in my MacBook Pro, by replacing the CD drive. I can "Eject" the drive and then it stops spinning and thus using extra power. However, if I put the computer to sleep and ...
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1answer
846 views

How to reset/restart an internal Macbook trackpad driver on OS X?

My Macbook's trackpad occasionally starts behaving erratically but after a system restart it works well again (at least for a while). I'm still looking for a solution to the root problem of the ...
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1answer
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Macbook Air trackpad not clicking nor moving cursor, but multi-finger gestures are working

This has been happening to me several times recently just after I disconnect my MBA from a USB hub (for an external keyboard and mouse). The internal trackpad just won't move the cursor, not does it ...