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Changing USB host controller on MacBook Air from high-speed to full-speed?

Here's my situation; I have a 2011 MacBook Air running Windows 7, and I'm looking for a way to change the USB host controller or hub's speed from high-speed (480Mbps) to full-speed (12Mbps). I know ...
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How to move Macintosh bottom dock bar from one screen to another?

On a MacBook Air running OS X Lion, I have a dock bar at the bottom of the built in screen, how can I move this to my external screen? I've already got the menu bar moved, but the screen system ...
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Mac OS X Lion Terminal SSH connection sharing error

I sometimes get this error when I try to ssh to a remote host: mux_client_request_session: read from master failed: Broken pipe I'm using Macbook Air OS X Lion with this in ~/.ssh/config: ...
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How to install OSX into VirtualBox on a Macbook Air using Apple's Reinstall USB

I'm currently dual-booting OSX and Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, but it'd be nice to run OSX within Ubuntu via VirtualBox. This seems possible using VirtualBox and is legal - there's even a post on an ...
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Would a Macbook Air (2010) be able to use a 8GB RAM module once one exists? [closed]

I'm considering buying a new Macbook Air (2010) but it seems to only have a single RAM slot (for a PC3-8500 DDR3 SODIMM). As I require 8GB for my current MBP not to slow to a crawl with some of my ...
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How to get a mouse middle click event on a Macintosh?

I am using a MacBook Air running OS X 10.7 (Lion) with Screen Sharing application to view the display of a Linux box running Emacs. I need a mouse middle click. How can I generate a mouse-middle ...
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Is my 2010 MacBook Air 32 or 64 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X: How can I tell if I'm in 64-bit mode? How do I find out if my 2010 MacBook Air is 64 or 32 bit? Trying to download Eclipse.
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BootCamp - Right-Click on Windows 7 running on MacBook Air

How do you right-click on Windows 7 running on a MacBookAir? I'm sure it used to work, but lately I haven't been able to figure it out.
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Install/Run Windows 7 off SD Card on 2010 13" MacBook Air

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 to a 16GB SD card. While I know it's not quite practical, I do have a reason - I want to be able to browser test sites on IE 7/8(Browser compat mode is good enough) ...
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Windows 8 RTM Final on Macbook Air

If I try to install the Windows 8 RTM Final (from MSDN) on my Macbook Air Mid 2011 using Boot Camp, I get this error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not ...
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How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?

My laptop is getting much shorter battery life than advertised, and obviously that's going to be due to some code running that's draining it faster than is optimal. How can I (using Mac OSX 10.6) ...
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Mac Air 2011: system very hot during youtube playback

I have a Mac Air 2011 (13 in + SSD), OSX 10.7.2. Every time I play some YouTube videos the system gets very hot, especially the right up corner. The charger got very hot too. Anyone know why this is ...
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Do SSD Pins have to be plugged all the way in?

I'm just trying to figure out how this works. I just installed a new SSD in my Macbook Air, it's one of these. Have a look at what the pins look like: When I put it into the slot, for the life of ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't render text properly if I start the application with my Acer display attached

I'm using a Macbook Air. If I start Sublime Text with no external displays and then attach the display everything looks fine. But, if I attach the display first and then start Sublime Text the text ...
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Which is faster, a new MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz i7 processor, or a prior-generation MacBook Air with 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo?

Which is faster, a new MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz i7 processor, or a prior-generation MacBook Air with 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo? I'm wondering if this would be a step down or a step up in speed and ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air through Device Sharing from an ISO file?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air using Boot Camp. I've read that it can be done through Device Sharing with a PC so the Windows 7 DVD will be read in the optical drive of the PC, ...
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Microphone not working on Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) under Linux

I'm running Linux on the MBA. I can't make the microphone work. I test using alsamixer and arecord -Dhw -fdat -vv mic.wav together with aplay -Dhw -vv mic.wav It seems there is a problem with Linux ...
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Can you disable the standby mode on a Macbook Air 2010 model?

It seems that the Macbook Air 2010 model has some issues waking from its standby mode which it goes into after an hour of on-battery sleep. I'm looking for a way to disable this standby behavior. ...
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What is the white thingy that come with the new MacBook Air?

At one point on the MacBook Air specs page there is this photo. It looks like a USB Flash drive, but is described as the "Software Reinstall Drive"? If so, then maybe it is read-only then?
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Boot Camp issue - Windows 8 on MacBook

I've installed Windows 8 on my Macbook Air and I'm facing issues with the BootCamp software. On clicking "Boot Camp Control Panel...", i get the following error: Its a Microsoft Account User and ...
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Recording with audio input MacBook Air

I'm trying to record analogue stereo sound with my MacBookAir. The external mic is plugged to the headphones jack, but it is not being shown in the System Preferences. I did a little bit of research, ...
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Network Settings per Network

I'm using macbook air with Mavericks. I'm connecting so many wireless network, I could set up TCP/IP settings per network which I connected. How can I do this in Mavericks? example: I have a router ...
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Linux on MacBook Air

I'm thinking of getting a MacBook Air. The answers to this post will help me make my decision. My questions and my understanding of current solutions are: How difficult is it to install a ...
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(new) Macbookair freezing for minutes, roughly 5 times per day, mouse movable - what could be the source of the issue?

Below the output of the console. I made the start and endpoint of the freeze bold. Do you have any idea what could be the source? 06.09.13 19:30:49,000 kernel[0]: sav: ...
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MacBook Air i5 4 GB RAM shows screen tearing when scrolling in browsers

I see screen tearing pretty often while scrolling webpages up and down, and it has been like this from day 1. But now I purchased an external monitor which is huge (23 inches compared to the Mac's ...
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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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How to install XCode on a MacBook Air without a DVD drive?

I just bought a new MacBook Air and would like to install XCode and the Developer Tools. XCode usually comes on the Snow Leopard DVD, but the MacBook Air does not have a DVD drive, so it comes with a ...
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How much hard drive space do I need to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp?

I have a Macbook Air and would like to install Windows 7 on it via Boot Camp. How much hard drive space should I make sure to have free before doing this?
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All compatible games crash on Windows 8 via Bootcamp

I'm running Windows 8 x64 natively via bootcamp on a brand new Macbook Air 2013. However, I've run into a small problem: every game that I try to start up crashes instantly. To attempt to correct the ...
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How do I stop OS X Lion from sleeping when I close the lid on my new Air?

Either pmset noidle doesn't work, or "sleep" doesn't mean what I think it means. If I'm playing Pandora and I shut my lid, I want the music to keep playing. Apparently there's an app called ...
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MacBook Air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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Does the Macbook Air with flash memory have an SSD?

The new Macbook Air uses flash memory and I'm just wondering if that means it has a solid state drive or is there a difference between the two?
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laptop's trackpad on a train: expected issues?

Is there a known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because everytime I use my Apple Macbook Air's trackpad (I'm running ...
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Resize Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox Mac

I am using the Windows 8.1 Developer preview and running it through VirtualBox on my MacBook Air 2013 Model. I am wondering if anyone knows how to resize windows 8 to completely fit my screen, at the ...
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Multiple displays and multiple desktops in MacOS

I have my macbook air with an external display, configured with extended desktop like this I also have my browser in full screen in a different desktop, shown in the built-in display. When I ...
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“Remote Disk” volume always mounted (but only in Finder)

I just bought a new Macbook Air the other day. Everything is fine except, for some reason my Finder keeps showing the volume "Remote Disk". Now, I assume this is the shared optical drive that is ...
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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 ...
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How do I underclock my Macbook AIR?

When my MacBook gets below 1% battery life I believe the CPU slows down. The battery indicator states I have 10 minutes left but those are the longest 10 minutes in the laptop cycle. Is there a way to ...
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Stop screen dimming after 60 seconds - Ubuntu on a MacBook Air

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro RTM Update Fails on Macbook Air 2012

Updating Windows 8 Pro x64 to 8.1 Pro RTM* fails with error code 0xC000000e on my 13" Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8 Pro natively. The Windows 8.1 ISO is located on a secondary Windows partition. ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox crawling

My brother has a Macbook Air and recently decided to try Ubuntu, so we set up Virtualbox and installed 12.10, it works fine but there definitely is a lag in visual effects, I know a MacBook Air is a ...
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How to install ubuntu running iniside VirtualBox on Mac Air

Having configured a virtual machine for Ubuntu on Virtual-box on my mac air I need to install Ubuntu OS itself. I have selected the hard-drive as the primary boot device and the network as the ...
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sync wifi credentials across Mac devices?

I have an iPhone 4S, a new iPad and a MacBook Air. I haven't found this anywhere: want to know if there's a way to sync all the wi-fi credentials across all these devices. For example, I go into a ...
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Can I format the Macintosh HD from Windows with Bootcamp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Mac OS X and install Windows? I got a Macbook Air from work, but I only need Windows programs. I use Bootcamp to create a Windows partition and installed W7 on ...
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hdparm “Get/set IDE 32-bit IO setting” returns “IO_support =-2130557184 (???)” error

I'm trying to debug my Macbook Air SSD but am getting IO_support errors. hdparm -c /dev/sda /dev/sda: IO_support =-2130557184 (???) hdparm -c0 /dev/sda /dev/sda: setting 32-bit IO_support ...
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HD not visible in Finder

I have bought a Macbook Air (with Lion) but I am not able to find the Devices section in Finder. I want to see my HD in Finder. I just explored Disk Utility and found that there 120GB hdd named HD ...
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Erros installing archlinux on macbook air

I have "installed" Archboot on my MacBook air, and I am getting screen problems after it loads UDEV, it is last thing I can read. Basically I am following these instructions. But then I got error ...
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Macbook Air Reboot after Wake when Windows 7 Running in VM

Is anyone who is running a Windows 7 VM on a new 2011 i5 Macbook Air (I have the 13" w/128 SSD) able to put their Macbook air to sleep for extended periods of time (like overnight) without manually ...
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Macbook Air - fonts not aliased on external monitor

I have 2010 Macbook Air 11", which is connected via DisplayPort to HP LP2475w LCD monitor. Unfortunately the text displayed on the external monitor has rough edges and as far as I can tell, it is not ...