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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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51 views

Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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38 views

Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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Chrome is “glitching”, on my Mac, is this a known issue?

Ok, so on my MacBook Pro I'm seeing some weird stuff when using Chrome. Occasionally, the screen will momentarily get messed up (see pic). Usually this happens for less than 1 second but one time it ...
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67 views

Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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1answer
26 views

No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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One network, two macbooks, one is fast and the other is slow

I really need help for my friend. I know next to nothing about computers. My roommate and I both have macbook pros from the same year running OS X, are both connecting wirelessly to the same xfinity ...
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1answer
38 views

Macbook wont open ports

I'm trying to allow my phone to access a locally hosted website on my Macbook Pro as I develop it! its running 127.0.0.1 on port 5000 locally in a tango environment (i've been told that the 127.0.0.1 ...
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76 views

How can I block Facebook (or any site) permanently, and/or almost-permanently? [duplicate]

this is a relevant programming question because it involves tweaking low-level things on my laptop. I want to break some addictions, which requires blocking some sites permanently (like Buzzfeed, ...
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1answer
257 views

Macbook Pro with OSX 10.9 does not boot

My Macbook Pro has suddenly stopped booting. When booting normally, it just shows the gray screen with Apple logo and a spinning wheel, and hangs like this. When booting in Safe Mode (Shift key), it ...
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Is there any disk space to clean up after installing Mavericks?

I have OSX 8.5 installed and about to install Mavericks. After the installation are there files or folders that I can delete to free up disk space? Maybe installation files or something like that?
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178 views

New MacBook Pro Can't Connect to Internet

As the tile says I recently got a new Mac. It is the latest gen retina display with a dual core i5 and 8 GB or RAM. It has the latest "ac/b/g/n" wifi adapter but it is connecting to an "n" network. ...
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1answer
39 views

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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106 views

MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my macbook pro, with my wifi adapter: I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): ...
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1answer
35 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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How well does the MBP's SSDs fare against working with *many* small files?

I've read that the greatest weakness of solid-state drives is their R/W-cycle-based lifespan. I work with a large number (in the hundreds) of — generally very small — files many times an hour, ...
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1answer
149 views

Why does my Macbook Pro have such a hard time finding my Canon MG5520?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, and I have a Canon MG5520 (its one of those pixma models). I have it one my network, and I never have a problem printing from my iPhone, iPad,A Android, PC, etc. Only my ...
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70 views

Mavericks Macbook Pro display frozen but still remotable by SSH

The display on my Macbook Pro running Mavericks (OS X 10.9) suddenly froze, and I am unable to get it to respond. The computer itself is not frozen however as I can remotely connect to it via SSH. Is ...
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1answer
890 views

Turning off unused displays that are connected to a Macbook Pro on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I currently have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (MBP) running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. I usually connect this laptop to two external displays A Thunderbolt (TB) Display, which is connected directly to the ...
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2answers
115 views

MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 external monitor

I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support? Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?
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1answer
498 views

Macbook Pro runs very hot when using VirtualBox

I am using a Macbook Pro and switch to running a Windows VM through VirtualBox for some work I am doing for a client. I notice that, very quickly, the Macbook heats up to extremely hot temperatures ...
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1answer
28 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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1answer
76 views

Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
0
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45 views

Slow mac when compiling and running jobs in terminal

I am having numerous problems with the newest Macbook Pro 13 inch (16GB RAM i7 13inch Retina display) when compiling programs in the terminal. Every time I start a process, whether it is compiling a ...
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61 views

Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
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113 views

Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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1answer
68 views

HP keyboard KB-0316 compatibility with MacBookPro

I have 3 related questions: Is an HP keyboard model number KB-0316 compatible with MacBookPro, OS X Version 10.5.8? What is needed to connect the two, if they are compatible (the keyboard has a ...
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1answer
100 views

I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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70 views

Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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1answer
52 views

I added a second personal account to my employer encrypted MacBook Pro and now I'm running into permissions problems

I have a Macbook Pro for work. My employer encrypted the hard drive somehow (not sure of the process but I can look if you let me know where to look). I added a second account to use for personal ...
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1answer
209 views

New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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102 views

unrecoverable root partition when used as a second hard drive

What I did with my Macbook, I removed DVD driver ant mounted my old macbook hard drive there. BTW, my old disk was split into 2 partitions: root and data. root partition is where system files and my ...
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1answer
106 views

(Mac OS) Swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key?

My Left Arrow key was broken. So I want swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key. Please help me. Thanks so much.
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1answer
107 views

MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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1answer
27 views

Delete individual Firefox download files on Mac Book Pro

I have an Apple Mac Book Pro and wish to selectively delete downloaded files in the "all movies" and "all images" sections. I can't find any help on the web. I'm a novice and need help. Here are the ...
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1answer
167 views

Second SSD MacBook Pro late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I always had an OptiBay with a 750GB optical drive in it. Now I wanted to upgrade the HDD to a SSD because I don't need so much space, I prefer the SSD speed. I ...
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Macbook with lid down goes back to sleep right after scheduled wakeup

I'm trying to run an app from crontab at 3 in the morning. My 2010 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.7.5 is usually turned off at this time of the night, so I'm setting Energy Saver's scheduled wake up at ...
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1answer
63 views

Is there a way to program a special shortkey to make an ॐ symbol?

I see that I can copy and paste this from other text, the ॐ symbol. But I was curious if there was a way I could write a shortcut so that one of my keystroke combinations would produce it. How would I ...
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1answer
185 views

OSX duplicated and re-numbered my Drive in /Volumes/

In a 2011 Macbook Pro, I have replaced the SuperDrive with an SSD. Now, I have an OSX partition for the OS in the SSD, and most of my data is on another HDD, connected by symlinks (i.e. Documents, ...
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43 views

MacOS new macbook pro - Data written/sec spikes and some apps freeze

I am seeing odd behaviour - which could concern WebStorm application but I cannot be certain. Every 3-4 minutes the Data written/sec spikes and I cannot use both the Activity monitor and Webstorm. ...
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1answer
88 views

My computer keeps shutting off when I'm not using it

This is what the system log says when the "are you sure you want to shut down?" message comes up: Sep 26 21:06:25 new-host-2 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper): ...
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161 views

Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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1answer
269 views

Diagnosing and Fixing Bluetooth Interference Issues on Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently having a very weird connectivity issue whenever I pair my Apple Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard with my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on Mac OS X 10.8.5. I believe that the ...
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Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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1answer
487 views

How to automatically disconnect from a wireless network, when connected to the Internet over ethernet?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro, that connects to a wireless network at work for intra- and internet access. I also regularly plug in an ethernet cable to access the same network. In my Network ...
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1answer
180 views

Parallels Desktop and Resharper

I am using MacBook Pro and I am developing .net application in Parallels Desktop 9 with Windows 8 as the guest OS. All is great, but I have one small issue with Resharper "Go To Symbol" feature. The ...
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438 views

Enable Right-Click on Mac OS X 10.7.5 by default

Is there a way to enable mouse right clicking on Macs? I did some searching but I don't have a mouse and keyboard option together. I have a track pad but I can't find any right click options. This is ...
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MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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why my lcd displays like out of signal

My external monitor appears like in image on random time, I have to power off the monitor and on again to get working. It is making me crazy. I am using: Macbook pro 2012 model external monitor ...