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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
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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1answer
118 views

How do I optimize my system to update my non-functioning IP address 162.?

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro connected fine, but today won't connect to the Cisco wireless router. I'm running OS 10.6.8. I don't know how this happened but I do know that my IP address is reading ...
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Can't boot off USB drive in OS X 10.6.8

I'm trying to boot off of a thumb drive which has an OS X recovery image but am unable to get it to be recognized. I'm pretty sure the USB stick is written correctly (GUID partition table, Mac OS ...
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1answer
774 views

Reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard after installing Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro, and then decided to reinstall Snow Leopard. I inserted the SL install DVD, powered on holding the C key, but the Mac froze on the Apple logo. I restarted holding ...
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438 views

Is It Possible to Install Windows 7 on a GUID Partition Table Disk?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on GUID partition table on my MAC BOOK PRO machine, before I start I have few questions: is it possible to do this? any issues that I might encounter while doing it ...
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677 views

Macbook Pro unable to use the internet while connected to IPSec VPN

Short Question Is there something I am missing when setting up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection that redirects all traffic over the VPN? Background When I am connected to the VPN, I can browse our ...
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2k views

How to upgrade MBP harddrive without reinstalling OS?

Recently I purchased the 500GB harddrive to upgrade my 2010 MBP, when I installed the new harddrive, I did not find my Mac OSX install disk! (I guess I lost it). Is there a way I can upgrade to new ...
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1answer
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My Macbook Pro doesn't boot up

My Macbook Pro suddenly stopped booting up properly. The following images are the images of the boot logs of the normal bootup and my bootup. I kind of know that it's not a hard drive problem because ...
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1answer
572 views

How do I get smooth scrolling on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7?

I have a 13" MBP purchased recently setup on a dual boot configuration of OSX/Win7. Smooth scrolling works when booted into the OSX partition, but not when booted into the windows partition. I am ...
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How can I make an account hidden on a mac os x version 10.6.6 (snow leopard)

I am trying to create a hidden account on my mac os x for security purposes. I thought this process would be much easier but I have run into ALOT of difficulty figuring out how to do it, and I thought ...
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1answer
990 views

Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions / advice would be greatly appreciated !! ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 64-bit in Virtualbox on Mac OS X

I have latest generation Macbook Pro 7.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.6. I installed Virtuabox 4.0.2 and tried to boot Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit iso. The boot options screen from the live CD ...
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Dual-Booting Win7 and OS X - Bare Minumum Hard Drive Requirement?

I'm thinking of swapping out the stock hard drive in my MBP 13" for an SSD. The problem of course related to the still-shocking prices of the 256GB SSDs so I was looking at a 64GB one, possibly as a ...
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1answer
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Solution for MacBook Pro “Service Battery” Warning

Have you any experience with the Service Battery warning in MacBook pro? It has been reported in manu forums that an upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard causes the battery to indicate Service Battery ...
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Macbook Pro Wi-Fi intermittently won't turn on after sleep

My current generation MacBook Pro 15" (10.6.5) intermittently has problems turning the Wi-Fi (airport) on. The usual symptom happens when I: Sleep the machine Open from sleep Wi-Fi is off (the ...
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MacBook Pro TrackPad - Can you reverse the direction of the swipe?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, my first Mac and love it. I would like to be able to two-finger swipe right and the image/display move right, not left... swipe up and the image/display move up, not ...
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1answer
191 views

Is there a risk of losing data (Documents and iPhoto) while downgrading to OS X Snow leopard to 10.5 (leopard)

I was in the middle of re-installing OS X Snow leopard, the system crashed and I thought, there something wrong with my installation DVD (I bought that upgrade version separately and was using it for ...
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1answer
379 views

Trying to get 2nd external display on MacBook Pro with Villagetronic VTBook

I have a MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.4GHz (MB470xx/A) with OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard). I am trying to add a second 1920x1080 display. (Currently one display using the native DVI-D out is working just ...
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1answer
940 views

What keeps running when a MacBook Pro is in sleep mode

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep by closing the lid, sometimes I hear the alert notification that plays when the mail program finds new messages in the inbox. This means that the mail program is ...
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1answer
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New MacBook Pro hard drive not being recognized by Disk Utility?

Hey all. Recently I had the misfortune of having (what I think was) hard drive failure on my September 2009 MacBook Pro. When I started the computer, a flashing folder icon with a question mark ...
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MacBook Pro i7 won't automatically sleep

I've been looking around quite a lot on various forums to work out why my computer wont automatically sleep after the set interval, however it does sleep properly when the lid is closed and the sleep ...
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2answers
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MacBook Pro 3,1 Snow Leopard Installation

I have an MBP 3,1 (Mid-late 2007 model) and I'm trying to reinstall Snow Leopard. I don't have the original discs with my Mac, I got an original Snow Leopard install disc from another MacBook Pro but ...
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2answers
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Macbook Pro DVD Burner Testing

How does one test the Macbook Pro DVD Burner? It keeps giving medium errors AND hardware errors and I cannot even burn a single DVD, and I've used 3 different disk manufacturuers with the same disk ...
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Acronis to backup/restore Macbook Pro

I have Macbook Pro with SL and Bootcamped Windows7 installed as dual boot. I wonder if anyone used Acronis True Image Home or other products to have a backup of all disk, including SL and Windows7 ...
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Reset isight without shutting down

I'm running Snow Leopard on a macbook pro. Sometimes when I move the screen, isight will stop working. When it stops working, I have to restart the computer to get it to start working again. Question ...
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188 views

Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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1answer
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What's the best way to sort redundant project folders?

I'm a web developer with an organization issue. I run Mamp Pro for my PHP/MySQL environment. My localhost root points to ~/Sites. I want to keep this as close to my real server environment as ...