The MacBook Pro Retina is a new line of laptops from Apple Inc that combines features of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and the iPad's Retina Display.

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Take picture on Macbook login (successful or failed)

I'm looking for a way to have a picture taken with the Macbook camera every time there's a login attempt (either successful or failed) and save it to a folder on my computer. From there I know how to ...
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Macbook headphones disabled after inactivity in Windows 10

Setup: Macbook Pro retina 2015 (force touch) Windows 10 installed through Boot Camp 6 Cirrus Logic CS4208 (AB123) sound card, driver correctly installed When I plug in my headphones, they are ...
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Macbook Pro Battery Life: Battery vs. Power Adapter

What is better for my Macbook's Pro 13' 2015 battery life: 1) Loading it to 100% and then using it to ~20%, loading it again OR 2) Using it plugged in to the power adapter all the time?
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How do I stop all my open windows from moving to one monitor every time I lock my screen?

It's getting pretty annoying, I lock my screen then when I come back and unlock all my windows have been moved to a single monitor instead of staying where they were. I don't recall Windows ever ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't wake up 4K external display connected via the displayport

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2015 running Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and I have a Samsung U32D970Q 4K external display that I would like to use in a closed clamshell mode through displayport ...
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Changing the default dictionary on Kindle on Macbook Pro

I have Kindle installed on a Macbook pro, and want to change the default dictionary to French-English for use when reading books in French.I know it is possible on other computers but can it be done ...
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How can I set unscaled HiDPI mode on VirtualBox command line?

VirtualBox 5 has support for "unscaled HiDPI output" via the machine|settings|display dialog. However, I can't find a matching modifyvm option in the manual. How do I set this from the command line? ...
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Can't get windows 10 to switch back to Mac OS X

I recently installed a full licensed windows 10 home edition through boot camp. I have a MacBook Pro 2105. I cannot get back to Mac OS X. I've tried multiple times restarting/powering off computer ...
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Is the Intel HD 4000 GPU good enough for everyday use? [closed]

I am about to get a Mac, and right now I'm weighing two options that I can get. I can get a new MacBook Air 2015 at the lowest specs: 4 GB RAM 2 core 1.6 GHz (turbo to 2.7) i5 CPU 128 GB PCI-e SSD ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Pro - Games freeze for few ms every second

Since a while I am experiencing a problem with my laptop. Whenever i start playing a game, after few minutes of playing the game starts to freeze for like couple milliseconds every second which ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro?

If I were to dual-boot Windows 10 on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro, would I be able to change the screen resolution and use nearest-neighbor scaling? The 15" rMBP has a 2880x1800 screen and I'd like for ...
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home but works fine Office

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DIR605L) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Disk Utility reading disk incorrectly; viewing ext4 as JHFS+ and seeing Recovery HD

So, I have some strange issues in Disk Utility and diskutil. It's not a problem (hopefully), but I just want to make sure that I'm not on the path to disk corruption or failure. This is how my disk ...
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Macbook Pro and Acer external monitor text rendering

I just purchased this Acer B276HUL 27 inch IPS monitor from amazon and connected it to my Macbook Pro (late 2013 with retina display) with a thunderbolt to display port cable. The resolution of the ...
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How to set default size of page in firefox developer edition

I use Firefox Developer Edition on my Macbook pro retina. However, Firefox doesn't support finger pinch in and out page enlargement like safari and chrome. I have to do that from top bar. How can I ...
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Older Apple 30" Cinema Display Connection Options

I am thinking of buying a 30" Cinema Display with 2560x1600 resolution. This has the dual link dvi connection. I have the last 17" MBP made, a 9 mos old 13" MBP retina and the latest 13" MBA. My ...
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Windows 8 Script / Method to Change scaling when plugging in monitor

I have a 2015 macbook pro with a retina screen running Windows 8.1. With no scaling, the UI on the retina screen is tiny. The solution is to increase the scaling using the settings found in: Control ...
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Windows 10 resolution in Parallels on retina Macbook

I've seen several posts about Windows 10 (and 8/8.1) scaling up on retina Macbooks, but none really outlining everything or answering my question directly. I've got a 13" retina Macbook Pro, running ...
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Force Windows applications to render at full resolution on Retina Macbooks

When running windows apps on my new macbook (using bootcamp), some applications render nicely in full retina resolution , while others render only at half resolution resulting in very pixelated text ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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Determine what has taken up disk space on a retina MacBook in the last 24-48 hours?

MacBook is out of space again: 20GB free yesterday, now 0. Is there a way to locate what has taken up the disk space in the last 24-48 hours?
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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Windows 8 on MBPr won't scale full screen games

I run Windows 8 via Bootcamp on a 15" Macbook Pro Retina (with Nvidia GT750M). When I open any game that runs full screen, the game will typically force itself to use native resolution (2880x1800) or ...
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Windows corrupted on MacBookPro with Parallels

I have Windows 7 installed on my MacBookPro Retina and it ran very well until today, when my laptop turned itself off, and now I can't use my Windows anymore. Anytime I want to run it, Windows opens ...
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Getting Quartz to scale the screen resolution for Retina display

I am using a VDI client (Exceed On Demand) that uses Quartz (X11) to display on my Retina display. When setting the display resolution to default, the X11 window doesn't fit. When setting it for ...
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OSX Yosemite USB Flash Drive Missing Space Issue

I purchased a 128GB flash drive. Available space after exFat formatting is 123.6GB I transfer roughly 25GB (a TON of files beyond the 100,000 range) from another flash drive onto this one. I now have ...
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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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Problems with Macbook Pro '13 Retina screen

I have a weird issue in my retina screen: Apple Applications have clear graphics, but when it comes to open other applications (eg: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop), all of the graphics stay blurred ...
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powerpoint2011 looks blurry on retina display

I'm now using powerpoint2011 on my macbook pro retina'13, and found that the screen looks so blurry. I tried update my office to newest version(14.4.5), and it has made the screen suitable for retina ...
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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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Two-finger scrolling/touch on Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on MacBook Pro Retina

I installed Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on a USB hard disk on my MacBook Pro Retina late 2013. I have already updated the Apple Multitouch driver. One finger click on the touchpad works fine but ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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upgraded rmbp 13 inch late 2013 to 10.9.5, now external (usb) keyboard not working

I upgraded my retina macbook pro to 10.9.5 osx and my external keyboard is not working. I'm not 100% certain that the keyboard stopped working immediately after the upgrade or shortly afterwards. My ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Magnet on back of macbook pro retina

I would like to personalize my MBPR... maybe something like: My problem is that i would like to change it on a daily basis, like the "Frank" does with hes hats (see 30Rock)... so, a stencil is quite ...
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Ubuntu 14.04- Force lower resolution on Macbook Retina Display

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina Display. I have also installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Everything works fine, but the problem is that since the screen is such a high ...
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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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What scale should I resize images on Mac retina to look normal on Windows

I am on OS X with Retina - chosen setting 1680 x 1050, the one after Best (Retina) When I open an image in preview 800 x 600 res., Retina display upscales it and it looks bigger than it actually is. ...
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Kinesis Mac Alt Key

I'm using Kinesis Advantage with my macbook pro retina, mid-2012, OSX Mavericks -- though this has been happening with previous OSX versions too. Every once in a while, my Alt key (mapped to the ...
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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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vbox windows 8 guest on a Mac book retina resolution [duplicate]

I'm using a retina Mac book pro, and using virtual box. How can I use the high resolution(2560*1600) in a windows 8.1 guest OS ? Thanks. EDIT: Be more clearly, I have already installed the guest ...
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Advice on SSD performance bottleneck needed

I guess I need some advanced advice on SSD, SATA, in/out limits etc. I'm programming a video installation where I continously read and write quite a lot of data: To the first SSD, drive A, I write ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Version (late 2013) - no sound or webcam on Ubuntu

I have a new Macbook Pro retina (late 2013 model) running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't get the sound to work. I have tried the solution here , but it's not changing anything. I also tried the following ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Windows 8 on a Retina Laptop with external Monitor

If you use a Windows Laptop with a Retina display and you attach an external display, there seems to be no way to set the scaling individually for both screens. The retina should be 150 - 200%, but ...
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Retina Macbook Pro battery life [closed]

What are normal figures for battery life on the newest Retina Macbook Pro systems and what could be draining battery. I have tried all of the tips on Apple support discussions and don't know if I ...
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Getting awesome wm to work with macbook pro retina display (hidpi)

How can I get Awesome WM to display sanely on MacBook Pro retina display? At the moment everything is incredibly tiny..
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Can we enable 1920 X 1200 HiDPI mode on OS X 10.9.2?

with RDM, we can enable a number of displays such as the Retina 15" or Retina 13" to do the 1920X1080 HiDPI but with some screen area blacked out. Can we enable 1920 X 1200 by overriding some system ...
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Connecting a macbook pro to an external display [closed]

I just ordered a 13" macbook pro w/ retina and a 1920x1080 AOC (2436VH) external monitor. What setup will give me the best resolution on the external? mini display port to HDMI? I'd like to use the ...
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Analyze disk usage on a retina mac

Disk Inventory X doesn't work on retina screens. Even if I set it to Scaled -> More Space, the window spawns too small to use and if I resize it I get the "rect width is not an integral value" error ...