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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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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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540 views

Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. However, ...
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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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327 views

Macbook Pro - Removing Thermal Sensor, problems?

I'll try be brief. My macbook pro 2008 unibody, kept asking me to shut down, if you kept pressing cancel it would wait, and ask again... and repeat until it just turned it self off. After it would ...
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1answer
34 views

sites are in the middle of the broswer Safari

I went to Apple retail store and had a look at Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. What I have noticed about them when I start browsing the web is that all sites are in the middle of of broswer screen so ...
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QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to the process QuickLookSatellite-general using 100+ CPU use. (Please see images attached.) On googling I found this ...
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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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Electric surge on Magsafe connector

Noticed something very strange today while putting my MBP on charge. Attaching image. Bought the 13" retina MBP last month. I have no idea what it is but I suspect electric surge from incorrect ...
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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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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 ...
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1answer
90 views

why a macbook pro won't use an external screen?

I connected my macbook pro through to a VGA screen. The desktop on the laptop screen changes as if the external display is used, but I see nothing on the screen. The screen is on, I haven't changed ...
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2answers
808 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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1answer
306 views

Reading zip disk from Iomega

I'm trying to read a zip disk through old external Iomega Zip 100 drive, which I've connected to my Macbook Pro through the original USB 1.0 cord. It sounds like the drive is reading the disk (there's ...
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1answer
531 views

Remap key on MacBook with KeyRemap4MacBook. change 'CMD+C' to 'CMD+M'

I want to remap keys on a MacBook with KeyRemap4MacBook. I need to change CmdC to CmdM and CmdV to CmdN, because I don't like to always use left hand to press copy&plaste, it's aching and ...
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1answer
455 views

Can I turn off MacBook Pro startup noise from Windows?

I have been using my MacBook Pro at work recently. It only has Windows and Linux on it (no OS X). The problem it the really LOUD startup sound that Apple forces you to have. I work in a cubicle ...
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281 views

Virtual box lost files

I have been running Virtual Box on a Macbook Pro for a year or more, with an old version of Windows XP running on the virtual machine. Recently my Mac battery dies completely and I had left VB / ...
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1answer
987 views

Why are the screws of the Macbook Pro blue on one side?

I just bought a new early '12 Macbook Pro 13" and was about to open it to swap that pesky HDD with a fresh SSD. After lifting the first screw I saw that the screws are blue on one side. I'm asking ...
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1answer
187 views

Macbook Pro SATA to SSD upgrade with out OSX disc

Ok just got a SSD and I want to put it into my late-2011 model Macbook Pro. Swapping it out physically isn't the hard part as that's just a handful of screws. It's not having a disc for OSX that's ...
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1answer
2k views

Virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 OS is Guest Mac OSX (Lion) is Host, share folder

Ok I have the guest additions installed and setup. I have the shared directory all setup under the devices in virtualbox. In the Guest OS I can open a terminal go to /media and type ls and see the ...
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2k views

Stolen MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was recently stolen. I still have remote access via Dropbox and his IP address. I don't have the expertise to run SSH and change the remote login. I'd prefer to use a keylogger. Could ...
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88 views

Windows 7pro Wireless bridge to Macbook Pro

I know this is possible with ubuntu to windows/mac but I am trying to recreate the notion from a windows machine to a mac. What I need to do is a level of QA / Dev however my main development machine ...
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2answers
492 views

Can't Delete file Macbook Pro (Stuck in Trash)

I dunno when I deleted this file (its an avi), its been in the trash for awhile. Today I went to empty the trash and this one file can't claims to be in use. But I have restarted, shut down my mac ...
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2answers
73 views

How can I turn my Macbook off before mailing it?

I have a Macbook which I want to send to someone else as a gift. All I have done with it so far is charge the battery and power the machine up to make sure it works! It was bought new in 2009 but ...
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1answer
378 views

Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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897 views

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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1answer
156 views

Virtualbox Host is MacBook Pro Guest is Ubuntu 10.04 issues with github access

Ok trying to do what I have done a dozen times over on dozens of PC's (literally). I am trying to access a private github account. Works no problem on any one of several computers all PC that I have ...
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2answers
741 views

Battery management of a Macbook

I bought a Macbook Pro last week. I mostly use (and plan to use) it like a desktop with an external monitor. I use the system at least 15 hours a day. Now using the coconut battery application, I ...
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2k views

Can I boot Windows 7 on a USB drive attached to by MacBook Pro? If so, how?

I have a mid-2011 Core i7 Macbook Pro that currently is dual-booting a File-Vault encrypted OS X Lion installation and an OS X Snow Leopard installation. Unfortunately I need to keep both of these on ...
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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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Middle click in Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro

For some indecipherable reason, my company gave me a Macbook Pro so I can do .net development in Windows 7 via Bootcamp. (I hate this thing.) Is there any way to perform a middle click in Windows 7 ...
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1answer
115 views

Moving from Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.66 Ghz to 2.0 quod-core i7. Is it worh it? [closed]

At the moment I have the APPLE MacBook Pro MB985B/A 15.4" 320GB/4GB RAM/1.66Ghz computer and I am thinking to buy Apple MacBook Pro MC721LL/A 500GB 15.4" i7 MC721. The price difference is only GBP ...
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2answers
571 views

How can I connect a MacBook Pro (early 2011) to two monitors?

I would like to connect my work MacBook Pro to two (or even three) monitors to get more screen real estate. There is a YouTube video but it uses a USB-DVI adapter and by design is a bit laggy. Any ...
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1answer
190 views

How can I tell which MacBook Pro I have? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which MacBook hardware version I have? (for RAM purchase) On my old IBM, I could just flip the laptop over and see what model & year my laptop ...
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Shut down the monitor in a MacBook Pro, without to put it to sleep?

How do I set the monitor to shutdown in a MacBook Pro? I do not want the computer to stop running; I do not wish it to go to sleep.
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1answer
170 views

macbook pro: is it better to use a mouse with macbook pro [closed]

I want to know is the trackpad really that efficient? say my priority is to get things done Fast, i don't care whether using the trackpad or the mouse is cooler or whatsoever. I'm wondering if there ...
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2answers
392 views

Changing the MacBook Pro insert/eject CD sound

Every time I put a CD into my MacBook Pro or eject a disc from it, it makes a noise like as if it is spoilt. Is there a way to change this noise?
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605 views

Restart Macbook Pro if “Restart, Sleep, Shut Down” buttons are hidden

In System Preferences >> Accounts >> Login Options, we have the option Show the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons. I was wondering how else will we be able to restart, sleep or shut down ...
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2k views

How to change the short user name in OS X

I'm using a Macbook Pro and I'm wondering how to change the short name of the "user account"?
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17k views

How to reset trackpad settings of a Macbook Pro

In a Macbook Pro laptop, how do I reset the trackpad to the "default" status? (like default tracking speed, scrolling speed, preferences etc.)
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1answer
757 views

How do you use the numpad on a MacBook Pro?

How do you use the numpad on a MacBook Pro? I've tried using the Fn key, as well as Fn + F6 but neither of them work.
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1answer
39 views

How can I fix this problem on my Mac?

When I clicked on the Finder and my username, I open the Applications folder, and there was nothing in it. Somehow (a long time ago) I had deleted its contents. However, when I typed Applications in ...
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1answer
23 views

What can I do to fix this problem on my Mac?

When I clicked on the Finder and my username, I open the Applications folder, and there was nothing in it. Somehow I had deleted its contents. However, when I typed Applications in the search in the ...
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1answer
858 views

Macbook Pro boots but doesn't respond

I'm having a strange issue with my Macbook Pro (15", unibody, removable battery). It boots to the desktop, after that it's very slow, and I can't open any programs. I can move the mouse, and make the ...
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0answers
845 views

MacBook Pro 2010 with external monitor Eizo 2560x1600 [closed]

I just purchased an Eizo 30" multiscan 2560x1600 to use on my MacBook Pro 2010, and I also purchased from MonoPrice the mini displayport + USB to dual link DVI adapter, I read many stories on the ...
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1answer
745 views

Macbook Pro click not working

The "click" on my MacBook Pro has started having problems. I haven't been able to find a root cause on the problem yet. It doesn't work on either my magic trackpad or the internal trackpad. I have ...
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Could My Monitor Break My MacBook Pro?

Info and Backstory: I have a unibody MBP, bought under a year ago, last May. 2.66GHz i7, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200 RPM Western Digital HDD. RAM and HDD upgraded by me personally maybe 6 months ago. ...
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1answer
274 views

Can you suggest a Macbook Pro recommendation for programming? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone out there had insights or recommendations about doing programming on Apple's portable machines. I'd like to start learning Objective-C and iPhone development, so other ...
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2answers
5k views

MacBook Pro 15in High-res hard to read. What setting should I change?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro with the high-res screen (1680x1050), but I noticed that all text is so small that to read it my face has to be like 18 inches away. When I adjusted the resolution to ...
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1answer
887 views

Is there any way to swap the fn (function) and control keys in linux on a macbook pro?

I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a ...